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A woman with a sword looks back to her left. Her right hand is hidden by her long sleeve, just above the sword handle. Her blue outer robe is partially removed and reveals a patterned red and blue robe beneath. The bottom of the outer robe has a spray of flowers, and a crest adorns the left sleeve. A lantern lights up the stage behind her.<br /><br />
Unidentified inscriptions.
Shunshō Katsukawa (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Hanshirō IV as an Onnadate
1750 – 1799
Museum Purchase
1960/1.156
A man stands calmly looking to the left. He wears a formal sleeveless top (<em>kataginu</em>) and a matching, tan skirt (<em>hakama</em>). Underneath is an orange robe with white designs that match those on the skirt. He carries a sword at his side.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Publisher's seal: Iwa; Signed: Shun'ei ga
Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese (culture or style))
The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (Chūshingura): Sawamura Sōjūrō III as Enya Hangan
1770 – 1801
Museum Purchase
1960/1.159
In this print, a man pulls his chin downward and looks forward against a plain background.  He wears a lightly patterned white robe underneath black and gold.  The hilt of a sword is visible at his waist.  His hair is pulled up into a tight topknot.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Masamitsu; unidentified publisher’s seal; Title: Shōwa butai sugata sono ni, Moritsuna, Kyūdaime, Ichikawa Ebizō
Masamitsu Ota
Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Moritsuna
1949
Gift of Stuart Katz
2009/2.22
A man hunches over as he carries the end of an oar. He is barefoot and wears robes in several bright patterns. A sword is visible at his right hip. One of his legs is raised as if to take a step. The background behind him is water.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2011/2.193.1 and 2011/2.193.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Sendō Matsuemon jitsu wa Higuchi no Jirō; Kuniyoshi ga (Artist's signature); To (Publisher's seal); Hama, Magome (Censor's seals)<br />
 
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Alphabetical Tales of Glory and Decline: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Higuchi no Jirō Disguised as the Boatman Matsuemon
1849 – 1852
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2011/2.193.2
In this image, a woman holds a pin up to her hair. She wears a blue patterned robe and a black sash with a purple, floral border. The wall behind her is missing in places. Above her is a shelf.<br />
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This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2003/1.409.1 and 2003/1.409.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Okuni, Nakaura Fukusuke; Toyohara Chikanobu hitsu (Artist's signature); Takekawa Sekichi (Publisher's seal)<br /><br />
 
Toyohara Chikanobu (Japanese (culture or style))
Lovebirds and Lightening in the Summer Rain: Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Okuni
1886
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.409.2
The woman in this image stands in front of a long red bench.  She wears a colourful robe with a black top and tall sandals.  Her hair is elaborately decorated.  A flowering tree is visible behind her in front of the blue sky.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist Signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Kyū ; Censor’s seal: kiwame; Kohina, Iwai Shijaku<br />
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This is the left panel of a triptych (the right panel, 2003/1.420.2).
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Shijaku [I] as Kohina (left half of a diptych with 2003/1.420.2)
1822 – 1844
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.420.1
In this print, a woman stands next to a bamboo fence.  She wears a black robe with a grey sash.  A blue and white cloth covers her head.  Branches of a tree descend from the top of the print behind her.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: To, Yamaguchi han; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Nyōbō Oroku, Iwai Shijaku
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Shijaku [I] as the wife, Oroku
1822 – 1844
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.433
This is a print of a woman seated on the ground next to a fence.  She wears a purple robe patterned with white and pink flowers and a black sash.  Her hair is elaborately decorated with ribbons and pins.  A tree grows near the fence behind her.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Kawagen (cut off); Censor’s seal: Kiwame (cut off); Tofuya Mibu (cut off) musume Omiya, Sawamura Tanosuke
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Sawamura Tanosuke [II] as ... ya musume, Omiwa (?)
1808 – 1816
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.458
A man and a woman gaze at eachother at the center of this print. The woman’s hair is decorated with large pins, and she wears an elegant blue robe with white flowers. She holds a koto on her lap and a writing brush in her right hand. On the back of the koto are the characters go dai riki. The man holds a pipe in his hand and sits with his back against her legs. He wears a black robe with white hatches.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Geisha Koman; Satsuma Gengobei; Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature); To, Asakusa, Namiki, Daitora han (Publisher's seal); aratame, tatsu 6 (Censor's seal)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
New Satsuma Style Made to Order: Iwai Kumesaburō III as Geisha Koman and Kataoka Gadō II as Satsuma Gengobei
1856
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.469
The man in the front wears a blue robe with brown stoles. He carries a red umbrella in both hands. Behind and above him are two men wearing blue stoles over black robes. Both men hold instruments.<br /><br />
This is a ccenter piece of a triptych (with 2003/1.473.1 and 2003/1.473.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Magoemon; Toyokuni ga (Artist's siganture); hori take (Carver's seal); Kichi, Isekane (Publisher's seal); aratame, tora 9 (Censor's seals)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
First Snowfall on the Lovers' Journey to His Hometown: Bandō Kōsaburō IV as Magoemon
1854
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.473.2
This is a print of a man and a woman.  The woman wears a brown robe with white crests on the sleeves.  The man’s robe has bright pink and green flowers on the sleeve.  They are set against a dark plain background.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Toyokuni ga; Publisher’s seal: To, Horiechō, Ebirin; Censor’s seal: Tori 11 aratame; Takebe Genzō, Kawarazaki Gonjūrō; Nyōbō Tonami, Azuma Ichizō
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Kawarazaki Gonjûrô as Takebe Genzô and Azuma Ichizô as his wife, Tonami
1862
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.475
This is a print of a man and a woman.  The man stands in front, two swords at his side, holding out a fan in his right hand.  He wears a green and yellow patterned jacket and a short blue robe.  The fan is black with a red circle.  The woman stands behind him, looking slightly downward.  She holds a floral patterned jacket around her shoulders.  Her robe is orange with a black sash.  There are lines of calligraphy along the top of the print.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kuniyasu ga; Publisher’s seal: Matsugen; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Kumagai jirō Naozane, Bandō Mitsugorō; Nyōbō Sagami, Segawa Kikunojō
Kuniyasu (Japanese (culture or style))
Ichi no tani futaba gunki: Bandō Mitsugorō III as Kumagai jirō Naozane and Segawa Kikunojō V as Wife Sagami
1815 – 1831
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.502
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