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Yamashina Shirojuro in the Role of Nagoya Sanzaemon

Artist:
Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–95)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1794–95
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 12 3/4 x 6 in. (32.4 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
JP1520
Not on view
The samurai in this print wears an overvest (kataginu) with matching trousers (hakama), a less formal ensemble than the jacket (suo) and long trousers (nagabakama) shown in this case.

The print, part of a triptych, presents the actor Yamashina Shirojuro in the role of the samurai Nagoya Sanzaemon from the kabuki play Keisei sanbon karakasa (The Courtesan and the Three Umbrellas). In the play, Nagoya Sanzaemon is killed and his son avenges his death.
Signature: Toshusai Sharaku ga

Marking: Seal: Kiwame–authorized
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