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A woman looks anxiously to her left while clutching the strings of her tall, orange hat (<em>eboshi</em>). She wears a multi-layered robe; the colorful cherry-blossom pattern on the dark outer robe is repeated in monochrome colors in the layers beneath.  Cherry blossoms frame the inscriptions on a solid blue background.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Bun, Sasamata (Publisher's seal); saru 3 aratame (Censor's seal); Shirabyōshi Sakuragi; Toyokuni ga (Signature)
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Dōjō Temple (Dōjōji): Onoe Kikugorō IV as Shirabyōshi Dancer Sakuragi
1860
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1980/2.210
Image of two figures wrestling near a body of water.
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Samurai Warriors (Oban Diptych)
1845 – 1850
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2015/2.156.1
Image of five figures wearing blue, tan, red, and brown robes on largely blue, watery background.<br /><br />
This is the left print of a triptych (with 2015/2.157.1 and 2015/2.157.2).
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Puppeteer Yoshida Senshi's New Quick-change Play at Yūki Theater
1832
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2015/2.157.3
This is a portrait of a man scowling.  He wears a blue plaid coat over a blue and white striped robe and carries an umbrella.  The lower half of the background is light blue, and the upper half is white.  There are lines of calligraphy across the top.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Kinsei suikōden; Tsuchiura Inaji, Seki Sanjūrō; Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature); inu 11, aratame (Censor's seal)<br /><br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
A Modern 'The Water Margin': Seki Sanjūrō III as Tsuchiura Inaji
1862
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.
1983/2.89
A man stands hunched over with one hand drawn up to his chest. He holds onto a screen with his right hand. His head is covered by a blue cloth, and he wears several layers of robes, including a striped blue and brown robe, lighter blue sash, and a patterned coat with yellow crests. Behind him is a small window.<br /><br />
This is the left panel of a diptych (with 2008/2.424.2).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Kameya Chūbei; Yushima yo (Publisher's seal); aratame, tora 9; (Censor's seal); Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature)
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
First Snowfall on the Lovers' Journey to His Hometown: Kataoka Gadō II as Kameya Chūbei
1854
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.424.1
A woman crouches, looking over her left shoulder. She wears a long patterned robe in disarray. In her right hand she carries a long gun. The wall behind her is painted with a plum tree. A recessed screen has a dark floral pattern on a light background.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Tsutaya, Kichizō (Publisher's seal); Fuku/Muramatsu (Censor's seals); Signature: Toyokuni ga; Sekijō (undeciphered)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Yoshitsune's Letter from Koshigoe: Bandō Shūka I as Gotobei's wife Sekijō
1849
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.425.2
A woman in a head wrap stands looking sideling at the viewer.  The bottom of a pole is visible to her right, and to her left is a litter with a cherry-blossom canopy.  Above her is a red paper lantern with the character “<em>ryō</em>”.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych.<br /><br />
Inscription: Hanmoto, Izutsuya (Publisher's seal); Tori [Rooster] 4 aratame (Censor's seals); Kinokuniya Shozan
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Iris-colored Hatsuneya: Sawamura Tanosuke III as Kinokuniya Shozan
1861
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2011/2.192.2
Several men sit on a red mat in the center of the image, surrounded by movement. While they eat, behind them men are taking care of make-up, while in front others are busily moving equipment. Furniture and open boxes add to the business of the scene. Small blocks of text hovering nearby identify each individual.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych (with 1969/2.146 and 1969/2.148).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Publisher's seal); Kunisada ga (Artist's signature)
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Backstage Celebrations of a Full-house Hit at the Ichimura Theater
1811
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.147
This image shows men and women moving around an interior space. At the front, a group of men carries a tray of bowls, while another near the center carries a rolled up mat. At the back of the image, a man is visible through a gap in the wall doing his makeup. A red mat is visible at the far right of the image.<br /><br />
This is the left panel of a triptych (with 1969/2.146 and 1969/2.147).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Publisher's seal); Kunisada ga (Artist's signature); Kiwame + Tsuruya Kinsuke (Censors' seals)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Backstage Celebrations of a Full-house Hit at the Ichimura Theater
1811
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.148

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Memorial portrait of Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII
1854
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2002/2.359

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Onoe Kikugorô [III] as Nino ... Genroku; forest setting (left half of diptych; pair w/ 2003/1.425.1)
1815 – 1836
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.425.1

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Memorial portrait of Iwai Hanshirô [VI], gazing at an image of the late Segawa Kikunojô [V] as Miyagino
1836
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.432
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