Actors Bandô Mitsugorô I as Yosaku and Nakamura Noshio I as Koman
1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban; 32.6 x 15.5 cm (12 13/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The crest on the female figure is that of Nakamura Tomijûrô, but according to a program for the play, 11.27191, the part of Koman was played by Nakamura Noshio. Tomijûrô was also in the play, as Sakuragi in a Dôjô-ji scene.
Play: Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna
Play (main feature): Hatsu Akebono NIwatori Soga
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
December 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection