Water of Love at the Well Curb, a New Dance Play (Tsutsu izutsu iro no mizuage, shin jôruri shosa), from the series Sannô Festival (Sannô Gosairei)

「山王御祭礼 筒井幹色水上 新浄るり所作」

Edo period
about 1780 (An'ei 9)
Artist Kitao Masanobu (Santô Kyôden) (Japanese, 1761–1816)


Hosoban; 28.8 x 14.5 cm (11 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



A dance play entitled Tsutsu izutsu iro no mizuage was performed at the Nakamura theater in the 11th month of 1779 (An’ei 8), starring Ichikawa Monnosuke II as the young falconer Samanosuke and Iwai Hanshirô IV as a country girl (see 06.582, 21.4368). The crests of the two actors appear overhead, but the performers themselves appear to be women imitating the famous actors, on the occasion of the annual Sannô Festival.


Kitao Masanobu ga


February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection