Scene from the Drama "Shusse Taiheike," Performed at the Ichimura Theatre
Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. (26.4 x 37.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Not on view
Signature: None. From a folding album only on the end sheet, JP 539.
Inscription: An inscription by the former owner shows that the print was examined on the 20th day of the 1st month of An-ei 9, i.e. February 24, 1780, by the 3rd Azuma Tozō, a well known actor of that day who correctly identified Takii Hanshirō, stating that he afterward took the name of Tamizawa Shirogorō; but being misled by the similarity of the mitsu-ōgi (three fans)mon used by Tamazawa Rinya, an actor who became famous in 1713 and that of Kirinami Takie, an actor of less repute, he wrongly identified the tsuzumi player as the former instead of the latter.