Season-opening Program (Kaomise banzuke) for the Kawarazaki Theater

河原崎座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.2 x 44.3 cm (13 1/16 x 17 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.795

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Kaomise banzuke for the Kawarazaki Theater’s annual “face showing ” ceremony that opened the new kabuki season and presented the theater’s newly formed acting troupe. The banzuke was published around the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of 1844. Published by Maruya Jinpachi.

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu

絵師鳥居清満筆

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Treat Paine, Jr.