Yamashina Shirojuro in the Role of Nagoya Sanzaemon
Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–95)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Image: 12 3/4 x 6 in. (32.4 x 15.2 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1929
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.
Artist: After Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–95)Date: Probably late 1880s or early 1890sMedium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper with mica groundAccession: JP734On view in:Not on view