Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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Kunisada figure actor prints from 1852
 small series and some prints


1. Keigoto (“Scenic things“, a Kamigata word for kabuki and bunraku dances)
2. jap. title: Eitaibashi yorinan ichiran
3. untitled set of "Gonin Otokodate" from the play "Koi (goro mo) Karigane zome"
4. different figure actor prints
5. some Sumo wrestlers (?)
6. untitled set of Sumo wrestlers

 

last updated:

new pictures: 09/02/07

 

new information: 09/02/11

 

Keigoto (“Scenic things“, a Kamigata word for kabuki and bunraku dances)

A figure actor series from 1852 in ōban format.
Many thanks to
Guenter Mueller for his help with this series.
 


 

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: ?

role: Kakushizuma

play: ?

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Watanabe
date: rat 7
publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Ref.: N22

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: ?

role: Kyokubanori

play: ?

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Watanabe
date: rat 7
publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Ref.: N22

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Nakamura Fukusuke I

role: nd, Kobunenori

play: Aki mo mada mibae no nanakusa

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Watanabe/shita-uri
date: rat 7
publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Ref.: ritsu 101-7055

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Nakamura Fukusuke I

role: [a kamuro], Kagekiyo

play: Aki mo mada mibae no nanakusa

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Watanabe/shita-uri
date: rat 7
publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Ref.: ritsu 101-7056

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Nakamura Fukusuke I

role: Otohime

play: ?

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe

date: rat 7
publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Ref.: N1

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jap. title: Eitaibashi yorinan ichiran

A set of five standing actors on a bridge in snowy landscape.
 

 

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Omezō I

role: Hotei Ichiemon

size: ōban
censor seal: Fuku, Muramatsu
date: rat 10
publisher: Maruya Kiyojirō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu 006-2280

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Matsumoto Kōshirō V

role: Gokuin Senemon

size: ōban
censor seal: Fuku, Muramatsu
date: rat 10
publisher: Maruya Kiyojirō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu 006-2281

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

role: Kaminari Shokuro

size: ōban
censor seal: Fuku, Muramatsu
date: rat 10
publisher: Maruya Kiyojirō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu 006-2278

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Onoe Kikugorō III

role: Anno Heiemon

size: ōban
censor seal: Fuku, Muramatsu
date: rat 10
publisher: Maruya Kyushirō
carver: ?
ref.:
N5, N86, ritsu 006-2279

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichimura Takenojō V

role: Karikane Bunshichi

size: ōban
censor seal: Fuku, Muramatsu
date: rat 10
publisher: Maruya Kiyojirō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu 006-2277

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untitled set of "Gonin Otokodate" from the play "Koi (goro mo) Karigane zome"

A set of six (?) standing actors on a bridge in snowy landscape.
 

 

 

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII

role: Gokuin Senemon

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe/shta-uri
date: rat 1
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu-

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Iwai Kumesaburō III

role: Karikane Bunshichi

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe/shta-uri
date: rat 1
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu-

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danzō VI

role: Anno Heibē

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe/shta-uri
date: rat 1
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu-

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Ebizō V

role: Kaminari Shokurō

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe/shta-uri
date: rat 1
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu-

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Arashi Rikan III

role: Hotei Ichiemon

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe/shta-uri
date: rat 1
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
ref.:
ritsu-

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different figure actor prints
 

 

 

 

 


 

signature: Toyokuni ga

actors: Seki Sanjūrō III, Arashi Kichisaburō III, Bandō Shūka I

roles: Hotei Ichiemon, Kaminari no Shokuro, Gokuin no Osen

size: ōban
censor seal: Hama, Magome
date: rat 9
publisher: Kagaya Yasubei
carver: ?
Ref.: ritsu 006-0355

signature: Toyokuni ga

actors: Onoe Kikujirō II, Sawamura Chōjūrō V

roles: Anno Oyasu, Karikane Bunshichi

size: ōban
censor seal: Hama, Magome
date: rat 9
publisher: Kagaya Yasubei
carver: ?
Ref.: 006-0354

signature: Toyokuni ga

actors: Arashi Kichisaburō III, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII, Iwai Kumesaburō III

roles: Kaminari Shokuro, Gokuin Senemon, Karikane Bunshichi

size: ??
censor seal: Kinugasa, Murata
date: rat 4
publisher: Tsujiya Yasubei
carver: ?
Ref.: ritsu 006-5092

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: Kinugasa, Murata
date: rat 4
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
carver: ?
Ref.: N1

signature: unsigned (attributd to Kunisada)

shini-e of Nakamura Utaemon IV


size: ōban
censor seal: no seal
date: no seal
publisher: no seal
carver: no seal
Ref.: L121,p223

signature: Toyokuni ga
actors: Arashi Wonkichi III, Nakamura Kanjūrō, Bandō Shūka I, Ichikawa Saruzō, Arashi Kangorō, Ichikawa Hirogorō, Iwai Kumesaburō III, Bandō Takesaburō I, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII, Nakayama Bungorō II, unknown

size: ōban
censor seal: Hama, Magome
date: rat 5
publisher: Enshuya Hikobei
carver: ?
Ref.: N3, ritsu 006-0788ff

signature: Toyokuni ga
actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Bandō Takesaburō I, Iwai Kumesaburō III, Ichikawa Danjūrō VI, Arashi Rikan, Bandō Shūka I, Sawamura Chōjūrō V, Ichikawa Ebizō V

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe
date: rat 3
publisher: Izumiya Ichibei
carver: ?
Ref.: N86, ritsu 006-2066ff

signature: Toyokuni ga
actors:Arashi Rikan III, Iwai Kumesaburō III, 2 unknown, Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I, Ichikawa Saruzō, Ichikawa Ebizō V, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII, Ichikawa Kuzō II, Ichikawa Komazō VI

size: ōban
censor seal: Hama, Magome
date: rat 5
publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi
carver: ?
Ref.: ritsu 006-0774ff

signature: Toyokuni ga
actors: Ichikawa Ebizō V, Ichikawa Kuzō II, Ichikawa Komazō VI, Arashi Rikan III, unknown, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII, unknown, Iwai Kumesaburō III, Ichikawa Saruzō

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera, Watanabe
date: rat 3
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
Ref.: ritsu 006-2921ff

 


some Sumo wrestlers

 

 

     

 

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat 11
publisher: Maruya Jinpachi
carver: ?
Ref.: NDL-2071

signature: Kochoro Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat 11
publisher: ?
carver: ?
Ref.: N1

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat ?
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
Ref.: N118

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat ?
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
Ref.: N118

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat ?
publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
carver: ?
Ref.: N118

signature: Kochoro Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat ?
publisher: ?
carver: ?
Ref.: N1

signature: Kochoro Toyokuni ga

wrestler: Kagamiiwa Hamanosuke


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat 11
publisher: unread
carver: ?
Ref.: N106


 


 untitled set of Sumo wrestlers

 

 

 

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat 12
publisher: unread
carver: ?
Ref.: ritsu 002-2689

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat 11
publisher: unread
carver: ?
Ref.: NDL-2026

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat 11
publisher: unread
carver: ?
Ref.: NDL-2027

signature: Toyokuni ga

 


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat ?
publisher: unread
carver: ?
Ref.: N80

signature: Toyokuni ga


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat ?
publisher: unread
carver: ?
Ref.: N115

signature: Toyokuni ga


size: ōban
censor seal: ??
date: rat ?
publisher: unread
carver: ?
Ref.: N115

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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) - series and prints