Actor Ôtani Tomoemon I as Kasuya Tôta Arisue (in 1769) OR Sukune Tarô (in 1772)
1769 (Meiwa 6), 11th month OR 1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban; 31.3 x 14.4 cm (12 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The crest of the Ichimura theater appears on the curtain overhead. Tomoemon arrived in Edo 1769.11 and moved to the Nakamura theater in 1772.11.
Kasuya Tôta Arisue
Play: Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise
1769 (Meiwa 6), 11th month
Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
1772 (Meiwa 9/An’ei 1), 1st month
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
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