PAUL BINNIE 

 1997


FEBRUARY

                 
Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII (市川団十郎) as
Musashib˘ Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶)

Play: Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo?
Performance Date: 02/01/97?
Print Date: 06-07/1997
Print Title: Danjűr˘ - Benkei ( 団十郎 - 弁慶)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#17/100)

Note:  As Danjűr˘ XII also performed the role of Benkei
in this play at the Shinbashi Enbujo, Tokyo (02/01/96)
and at a special performance at the Kabuki-za in October
1995, it is possible that one of these performance might
have been used by Binnie for this print.
 

                 
Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII (市川団十郎) as
Musashib˘ Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶)

Play: Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo?
Performance Date: 02/01/97?
Print Date: 06-07/1997
Print Title: Danjűr˘ - Benkei ( 団十郎 - 弁慶)
Image courtesy of Sarugallery.com

Note:  Test proof.


MARCH

                 
Jishi (獅子)

Play: Shakky˘ (石橋)P
Print Date: 03/1997
Print Title: Shakky˘ (石橋)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#2/15)


                 
Jishi (獅子)

Play: Shakky˘ (石橋)
Print Date: c. 03/1997
Print Title: Shakky˘ (石橋)
Image courtesy of Sarugallery.com

Note: Test Print

 
MAY

                 
Nakamura Utaemon VI (中村歌右衛門) as
Miuraya Agemaki (三浦屋揚巻)

Play: Sukeroku (助六), presumably Sukeroku Yukari no
Edo Zakura (助六所縁江戸櫻; 助六由縁江戸桜)
Performance Place: ?
Performance Date: ?
Print Date: 05/1997
Print Title: Utaemon - Agemaki (歌右衛門 - 揚巻)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#14/100)

Note:  This print would seem to have been based on a
special gala performance or a broadcast recording of
Utaemon VI's performance.  Utaemon IV's last regular
performance as Agemaki prior to the creation of this
print that I could find was at the Minami-za, Kyoto, in
December 1985.  His other prior performances include
those at the Kabuki-za, Tokyo, in June 1985, November
1973, November 1969, April 1966, April-May 1962,
November 1958, and January 1955.

 
DECEMBER

                 
Wat˘nai no tora (和藤内の虎)

Play: Kokusenya Kassen (国性爺合戦)
Print Date: 12/1997
Print Title: Wat˘nai no tora (和藤内の虎)
Medium: Relief print with kappazuri coloring
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#24/30)
 


c. 1997 - 1998

                 
[Noh Mask (possibly of a Shishi)]

Print Date: c. 03/1997 to 12/1998
Medium: Embossed printing
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection