Ichikawa Danjuro II in the Role of Soga Goro from the Play "Yanone"
Torii Kiyomine Japanese
Not on view
Torii Kiyomitsu II, a grandson of Kiyomitsu I, became the fifth grandmaster of the Torii school after Kiyonaga, the fourth grandmaster, who died in 1815. This image of Danjuro II, almost identical with Kiyonaga's print at the right, testifies to the continuity in portraying the role of Soga Goro through several generations of Torii-school masters. Two poems are inscribed at the top. The surimono bears the signature "Godaime Kiyomitsu hitsu" (painted by the fifth grandmaster, Kiyomitsu).