Actor Ichikawa Omezô I (formerly Ichikawa Bennosuke) as Soga no Gorô
1790 (Kansei 2), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)
Hosoban; 29.7 x 13.7 cm (11 11/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Haru no Nishiki Date-zome Soga
Omezô had taken his new name at the kaomise performance in the 11th month of the previous year.
Poem: Kaomise ya ...
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection