Nakamura Fukusuke I as Fuwa Banzaemon, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Shinzo Hanatachibana, and Bando Takesaburo I as Nagoya Sanza. 30 June 1835 1 July 1900 was a Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo’s then-leading print maker, U. His deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki. Drama led to his production primarily of ukiyo-e. Actor-prints, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time. An alcoholic and womanizer, Kunichika also portrayed women deemed beautiful (Bijinga) contemporary social life, and a few landscapes and historical scenes. He worked successfully in the Edo period, and carried those traditions into the Meiji period. To his contemporaries and now to some modern art historians, this has been seen as a significant achievement during a transitional period of great social and political change in Japan’s history. Color woodblock print, oban triptych. The kabuki actors (right sheet) Nakamura Fukusuke I as Fuwa Banzaemon; (centre sheet) Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Shinzo Hanatachibana; and (left sheet) Bando Takesaburo I as Nagoya Sanza; in the dance section Kankatsu Sayaate of the hengemono dance Sanpukutsui kabuki no irodori (also read Sanbukutsui kabuki no irodori,), with lyrics by Segawa Joko III and music by Kineya Katsusaburo II; performed at the Ichimura-za from the 4th of the 5th month of 1855 (Ansei 2). About 14 x 29. On the faster side during off peak traveling seasons and slower and more unpredictable during high traveling seasons. We are off on Saturday, Sunday (Japan time) and National holidays in Japan. So we’ll be late for the answering questions. Thank you for your understanding. International Buyers Please Note. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “1855 TOYOKUNI Orig JAPANESE Triptych Woodblock Print KABUKI Actors Samurai” is in sale since Tuesday, November 01, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “edokura” and is located in Chiba. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Multi-Color
- Type: Triptych Woodblock Print
- Primary Material: Washi Paper
- Age: 1855
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Maker: Sanoya Kihei