ONOE KIKUGORÔ I

The Actors Segawa Kichiji II as Okichi, Bandô Hikosaburô II as Shuntokumaru, and Onoe Kikugorô I as Sagizaka Bannai in the play “Yura Sengen Tsuki no Minato,” performed at the Ichimura Theater in the eighth month, 1754
Artist: Torii Kiyohiro
Date: 1754
The Art Institute of Chicago (print in the public domain)

Onoe Kikugorô I in a print made by Ippitsusai Bunchô

Onoe Kikugorô I playing the role of Satô Tadanobu in the drama "Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1769 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Ippitsusai Bunchô)

The actor Onoe Kikugorô I (center) playing the role of Kudô Sukenari in a sogamono, sharing the stage with Arashi Sangorô II (left) and Ichimura Uzaemon IX (right) in the roles of Soga Jûrô Sukenari and Soga Gorô Tokimune (print made by Katsukawa Shunshô)

The actors Sawamura Kodenji II, Onoe Kikugorô I and Ichikawa Ebizô II playing the roles of the courtesan Shôshô, Soga Gorô Tokimune and Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo in the drama "Kazari Ebi Yoroi Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1748 at the Nakamuraza

Onoe Kikugorô I in an illustration from the book "Yakusha Mono Iwai" (1784)
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