Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Soga no Jûrô (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Kudô Suketsune (C), and Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Soga no Gorô (L)
四代目松本幸四郎の曽我十郎 五代目市川団十郎の工藤助常 二代目市川門之助の曾我五郎
1774 (An'ei 3), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), fig. 3 (this impression, left sheet only)
Hosoban triptych; 31.4 x 43.2 cm (12 3/8 x 17 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 21.7134 (left), 21.7135 (center), 21.7136 (right)
Play: Oatsurae-zome Soga no Hinagata
Left sheet depicts actor Ichikawa Monnnosuke holding a puppet representing sumô wrestler Matano. Right sheet depicts actor holding a puppet representing Kawazu.
Shunshô (on right sheet), Shunshô ga (on center and left sheets)
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