HIRAKANA SEISUIKI

Nakayama Shinkur˘ I (top/1st from left), Sanogawa Hanazuma III (top/2nd from left), Sanogawa Wakamatsu (bottom/1st from left), ??? (bottom/2nd from left), Arashi Shichigor˘ II (bottom/3rd from left), Nakayama Raisuke I (top/1st from right), Yoshizawa Ayame III (top/2nd from right), Arashi Koroku I (bottom/1st from right) and Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ II (bottom/2nd from right) playing the roles of Gonshir˘, Osode, Yamabuki Gozen, Komawakamaru, Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka, Chichibu no Sh˘ji Shigetada, Tomoe Gozen, Enju and Kajiwara Genta Kagesue in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1766 at the Kado no Shibai

Arashi Sankatsu I (top/1st from left), Matsuyama Sanjűr˘ (top/2nd from left), Arashi Hinasuke I (bottom/1st from left), Kasaya Mataz˘ (bottom/2nd from left), Fujikawa Hachiz˘ I (in the center of the image, holding somebody with the left hand), Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ III (top/3rd from left; the "holden" actor), Yamashita Shingor˘ (bottom/1st from right) and Yoshizawa Ayame III (top/1st from right) playing the roles of ???, Tsuji H˘in, Umegae, a boatman, the boatman Matsuemon (in reality the warrior Higuchi no Jir˘ Kanemitsu), a boatman, a boatman and Oyoshi in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1766 at the Kado no Shibai

The actors Arashi Shagan IV (top/left), Fujikawa Tomokichi II (bottom/left), Ichikawa Danz˘ V (center), Band˘ Jutar˘ I (top/right) and Ichikawa Hakuen II (bottom/right) playing the roles of Gunnai, the koshimoto Chidori, Kajiwara Genta Kagesue, Enju and Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka in the "Genta Kand˘" scene of the classic "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1829 at the Naka no Shibai

The actors Ichikawa Hakuen II (top/left), Arashi Rik˘ I (bottom/left), ďtani Tomoemon II (center) and Nakayama Ittoku II (bottom/right) playing the roles of the boatman Matsuemon (in reality Higuchi Jir˘ Kanemitsu), Oyoshi, Gonshir˘ and Ofude in the "Sakaro" scene of the classic "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1829 at the Naka no Shibai

The actors Mimasu Gennosuke I and Nakamura Shikan II playing the roles of Kajiwara Genta Kagesue and Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1833 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

The actors Kataoka Ichiz˘ I, Nakamura Utaemon IV and Mimasu Jakusabur˘ playing the roles of Gonshir˘, Matsuemon and Komawakamaru in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1851 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

The actors Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I and Nakayama Nanshi II playing the roles of Kajiwara Genta Kagesue and the courtesan Umegae in the "Kanzaki Ageya" scene of the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1851 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

The actors Arashi Rikan IV, Arashi Wasabur˘ III, Kataoka Gad˘ III and Nakamura Shikan IV playing the roles of a first puppeteer, the courtesan Umegae, a second puppeteer and Matsuemon - Wasabur˘ is playing the role in the puppet style and is "handled" by Rikan and Gad˘ - in the "Kanzaki Ageya" scene of the classic "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in May 1883 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

 
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