KAGAYA KASHICHI I
Nakamura Utaemon I in an illustration from the book "Sanga no Tsu Yakusha Meijin Furue" (1750~1752)

Kagaya Kashichi I playing the role of Oshino Goromata in the drama "Neko Shakky˘ Fűki no Hanabusa", which was produced in ďsaka by Band˘ Iwagor˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1786 at the Naka no Shibai

Nakamura Utaemon I in two prints made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘ for the Ehon Butai ďgi series of prints (1770)

Nakamura Utaemon I playing the role of Nippon Daemon in a caricature from the book "Ehon Mizu ya Sora", which was drawn by Matsuya Nich˘sai and published in ďsaka in 1780 by Hachimonjiya Hachizaemon

Nakamura Utaemon I in an illustration from the book "Santo Yakusha Omokage Zukushi", which was published in ďsaka by Yamatoya Kaemon in 1784

The actors Nakamura Utaemon I (left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV (right, standing) playing the roles of Karainu Jűemon and the warrior Taira no Kagekiyo disguised as Maegami Sahei in a print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘ (1758~1760)

Onoe Kikugor˘ I (left), Nakamura Utaemon I (center) and Sanogawa Ichimatsu I (right) playing the roles of Hosokawa Katsumoto, Zenji Hisakuni and the spirit of the oshidori in the kaomise drama "Okunizome Shusse Butai", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1759 at the Ichimuraza (the head below is the zamoto Ichimura Kamez˘ I in the role of Higashiyama Yorikane)

Nakamura Utaemon I (1st from left), Band˘ Sanpachi I (2nd from left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV (center), Ichimura Kamez˘ I (2nd from left) and Anegawa Daikichi I (1st from left) playing the roles of Yamana S˘zen, Sasara Sanpachi, Watanabe Minbu, Higashiyama Yorikane and Izumo no Okuni in the kaomise drama "Okunizome Shusse Butai", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1759 at the Ichimuraza

The Actor Nakamura Utaemon I as Kud˘ Suketsune Disguised as a Beggar in the Play Soga Moy˘ Aigo no Wakamatsu, Performed at the Nakamura Theater in the First Month, 1769
Artist: Katsukawa Shunsh˘
Date: 1764ľ1774
The Art Institute of Chicago (print in the public domain)

The actors Nakamura Utaemon I (the ogress with the knife) and Yoshizawa Sakinosuke III playing the roles of Karashi Baba and Shirotae in the drama "Kawaranu Hanasakae Hachinoki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1769 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘)

The actors Band˘ Iwagor˘ (top;1st from left), Arashi Kichisabur˘ I (top;2nd from left), Yamashita Kamenoj˘ IV (top;2nd from right), Arashi Bungor˘ I (top;1st from right), Sawamura Kunitar˘ I (bottom;1st from left), Arashi Sangor˘ II (bottom;2nd from left), Nakamura Utaemon I (bottom;2nd from right) and Mimasu Tokujir˘ I (bottom;1st from right) playing the roles of Mikenjaku Monpei, Kannera Monpei, the keisei Harusame, Yoshikawa Saemon Kaget˘, the keisei Meigetsu, Sue Yadorinosuke, Amako Haruhisa and the nakai Otoku in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Su˘ no Dairi", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1777 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai

The actor Nakamura Utaemon I playing the role of Nippon Daemon in a caricature from the book "Ehon Mizu ya Sora" drawn by Matsuya Nich˘sai and published in ďsaka in 1780 by Hachimonjiya Hachizaemon

This caricature is the left component of a diptych (the right caricature is available as well)

Kagaya Kashichi I playing the role of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the drama "Zu ni Notta Bankoku Tokai", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1782 at the Naka no Shibai

Kagaya Kashichi I playing the role of Koyoshi in the drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1783 at the Naka no Shibai

 
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