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Congratulations (Kotobuki) to the Ichikawa Family [crest]! History of the Ichikawa Line (Edo Ichikawa ryû), Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô I, and List of the Eighteen Great Kabuki Plays (Kabuki kyôgen kumi Jûhachiban), in Honor of the Name Change of I

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The portrait of Danjûrô I is copied from the picturebook Fûryû yomo byôbu, 1700, by Torii Kiyonobu I (see MFA 200.1255). A related design: 00.1682, 11.38841


Godaime [i.e. fifth-generation head of the Torii school] Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu


Artist's seal: Kiyomitsu

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #40; Bowie et al, Art of the Surimono (1979), #57


Horizontal double ôban; 40.6 x 57.3 cm (16 x 22 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper