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Good and Evil, Two Sides of the Same Leaf: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Monk Nisshō, Ichimura Takematsu III as Sakubei's Daughter Ohana

Accession Number
2003/1.586.2

Title
Good and Evil, Two Sides of the Same Leaf: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Monk Nisshō, Ichimura Takematsu III as Sakubei's Daughter Ohana

Artist(s)
Utagawa Fusatane

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1867

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 3/16 in x 9 7/16 in (36.04 cm x 23.97 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject 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 Classification
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
actors
kabuki
marine bodies of water
monks
theater (discipline)
white willow (wood)
women (female humans)

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