Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō V

Katsukawa Shunshō 勝川春章 Japanese

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Danjūrō V plays the role of Fuwa Banzaemon, who is an enemy of Nagoya Sanza. The two are rivals for the love of the same woman. Shown in a pose (mie) at a climactic point of the play, Danjūrō wears a "thunder" robe featuring a striking pattern of lightning, clouds, and the crest of three nested squares; he holds a straw helmet in his hand. Shunshō emphasizes Danjūrō's distinctive nose.

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō V, Katsukawa Shunshō 勝川春章 (Japanese, 1726–1792), Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, Japan

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