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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
This print shows a man wearing a bright blue robe. There are white circles on each shoulder. He holds something brown in his right hand. The background is red, and a green band with white crests borders the entire print.<br />
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Inscriptions: Meiji 6 tori nen; Toyohara Kunichika-hitsu; Katkiuchi chikai no Hikosan; Keyamura Rokusuke, Nakamura Shikan;
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Promise of Revenge at Hikosan: Nakamura Shikan IV as Keyamura Rokusuke
1873
Gift of Stuart Katz
2006/2.68

Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese (culture or style))
Bando Hikozaburo
1805 – 1815
Gift of Stuart Katz
2006/2.67
A hanging scroll with loose brush strokes outlining a bird in the branches of a tree. &nbsp;There are Japanese characters in the upper left corner, and a red seal in the lower right corner.
Okuhara Seiko
Cranes in Pine Tree
1850 – 1899
Gift of Stuart Katz
2017/1.600
In this print, a man in an ornate coat and armor looks off to his right.  His hand rests on the pommel of a sword.  The background is gray.  A cartouche above him contains cursive script against a blue, white, and red background, and a label on the upper left gives the name of the print series: <em>kokin yūjinki </em>(Record of Heroes Past and Present).<br /><br />
Publisher's seal: Kawane; Signature: Hirosada<br /><br />
 
Utagawa Hirosada (Japanese (culture or style))
Record of Heroes Past and Present: Kataoka Gadō II as Washino'o Saburō
1847 – 1964
Gift of Stuart Katz
2009/2.20

Utagawa Hirosada (Japanese (culture or style))
Actor in a Role, from "Chuko Buyuden"
Gift of Stuart Katz
2007/2.14
This is a portrait of a warrior. He wears elaborately decorated armor and a horned helmet. A purple chord is tied over his chin. In his right hand he holds a metal weapon. A purple border with white crests is printed along the side and top edges.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Meiji 6 tori nen; Toyohara Kunichika-hitsu; Kiyomasa daijin araki no ryūzō; Satō Masakiyo, Nakamura Shikan
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Rough Wooden Statue of Minister Seishō: Nakamura Shikan IV as the Warrior Satō Kiyomasa
1873
Gift of Stuart Katz
2009/2.21

Natori Shunsen
Actor Bando Jusaburo as Yuranosuke in the "Chusingura"
1952
Gift of Stuart Katz
2007/2.11
There are trees scattered around on a mountain. Further in the distance, there is another mountain peak rising from the mist. In the top left corner of the hanging scroll, there is an inscription and a seal.
Nakanishi Kōseki
Spring Landscape
1852
Gift of Stuart Katz
2010/2.28
Color woodblock print of a kabuki actor on gray mica ground.  Actor appears to be playing the role of a samurai, with his hair in a top-knot, a family crest on the arm of his kimono, and a sword complete with scabbard ornament.  His head tilts downward seriously as his hand reaches to unsheath his sword.
Ueno Tadamasa
Unidentified Kabuki Actor as Sword-face
1935 – 1945
Gift of Stuart Katz
2009/2.18
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