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The Origins of Sacred Dance at the Heavenly Cave (Iwato kagura no hajimari): Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Seki Sanjûrô III, Ichimura Uzaemon XII, Ichikawa Kuzô II (R); Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, Sawamura Chôjûrô V, Ichikawa Ebizô V (C); Iwai Kumesaburô III, Ic

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An imaginary scene based on the performance of Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kagekiyo at the Kawarazaki Theater. From an album of triptychs (plus one diptych), 2009.4992.1a-c to 2009.4992.17a-c

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Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet) 香蝶楼豊国画(年玉印) 一陽斎豊国画(年玉印)

Marks

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri 改印: 衣笠、渡辺、シタ売

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Japanese, Edo period, 1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2009.4992.1a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints