Good and Evil, Two Sides of the Same Leaf: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Monk Nisshō, Ichimura Takematsu III as Sakubei's Daughter OhanaArtist(s)Utagawa FusataneArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1867Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 3/16 in x 9 7/16 in (36.04 cm x 23.97 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesSubject matter
Actor Ichimura Kakitsu IV also held the names Ichimura Uzaemon XIII and Onoe Kikugorō V. He was born to a family of kabuki actors in Edo in 1844. He was active from the time he was a child, in 1848, until shortly before his death in 1903. He was known for his roles in contemporary plays and was the head of the Nakamura-za in 1869. He was one of the most famous actors of the Meiji period (1868-1912).Physical Description
In this print, a man and woman watch something outside of the scene. The man wears purple robes and holds a chain of beads in one hand. The woman wears light blue and orange robes decorated with floral patterns. A tree reaches out over the water behind them.
Inscriptions: Nisshō; Ohana; Publisher's seal: Bun, Tsujiokaya; Carver's seal: Horikane; Censors' seal: u 5, aratame
This is the right panel of a diptych (with 2003/1.586.1).Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaAsianRights
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marine bodies of water
white willow (wood)
women (female humans)