Kiyotada VII Torii, Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Musashibo Benkei in the Kanjincho, Kabuki

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Kiyotada VII Torii (1875-1941)
Title: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Musashibo Benkei in the play Kanjincho
Series title: The Kabuki Eighteen Plays
Date: 1896
Size: 38.5 x 25.8 cm
Condition: Paper residue on the back due to the previous mounting, minor stains on the bottom due to old glue.

'The Kabuki Eighteen' is a collection of plays established by Ichikawa Danjuro VII that are representative of the special 'aragoto' acting style of the Danjuro kabuki line of actors. The Danjuro line has continued to dominate the leading roles, and the printing and production of these plays ever since. In the Meiji period other acting families began to gather their most successful plays into similar collections. This series by Kiyotada Torii VII presents the leading actor of the day, Ichikawa Danjuro IX in famous roles, some of which are still popular and performed today.

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Print Format Oban (Vertical)
Artist Name Kiyotada VII Torii
Title Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Musashibo Benkei in the play Kanjincho
Subject Kabuki
Dimensions 38.5 x 25.8 cm
Condition Report Paper residue on the back due to the previous mounting, minor stains on the bottom due to old glue.