Kiyotada VII Torii, Ichikawa Danjuro IX in the Play Nanatsumen, Kabuki Theatre

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Kiyotada VII Torii (1875-1941)
Title: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kakoyo Akaemon in the play Nanatsumen
Series title: The Kabuki Eighteen Plays
Publisher: Hasegawa Toshimi
Date: 1895
Size: 37 x 25.7 cm
Condition: Backed, slightly trimmed, black pigment on the back and around the edge of the front, minor creases.

'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 Kakoyo Akaemon in the play Nanatsumen
Subject Kabuki
Dimensions 37 x 25.7 cm
Condition Report Backed, slightly trimmed, black pigment on the back and around the edge of the front, minor creases.