Kabuki-geki Zensei (歌舞伎劇全盛)
[The Heyday of Kabuki Theatre (1886-1891)]
Play: Shibaraku (暫)
Series: Nikuhitsu Manga Kaikoku Rokujūnen-shi Zue
(肉筆漫画 開国六十年史図絵) [Manga Paintings of
Sixty Years of History Since the Opening of the Country]
Image courtesy of the Honolulu Museum of Art
Note: Although paintings are normally outside the scope of
this website except as reference images, the watercolors in
this collaborative series were issued in an edition of 50
and thus turn up with some frequency in the marketplace.
Since each is handpainted, lines, colors, and patterns may
vary from copy to copy.