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One Hundred Kabuki Roles of Ichikawa Danjuro

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Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, (1835–1900)
One Hundred Kabuki Roles of Ichikawa Danjuro, 1898
Ink on Paper
33.1 cm x 21.8 cm (13 1/16 in. x 8 9/16 in.)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2001.2.21

Alternate Title: Ichikawa Danjuro engei hyakuban

There is a large text block in the upper left, a seal in the upper center, and two seals in the upper right.

Colored ink woodblock on off-white paper. Oban tat-e.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print of an actor or actress in character.

The actors who received the venerable stage name of Ichikawa Danjuro have been most noted for their flamboyant male roles, many of which are depicted in this exhibition. Their aragoto (rough) style involved vigorous dancing and energetic sword fights. Yet, the men who carried the name Danjuro sometimes assumed female roles, demonstrating their theatrical versatility. Here Danjuro portrays a middle aged woman who is guarding the family treasures.

Fukuda Kumajiro.

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