PAUL BINNIE 

 2006


MAY-JUNE

                 
Ichikawa Danjûrô VII (市川団十郎; 市川團十郎) as
Sano Jirōzaemon (佐野次郎左衛門)

Play: Kakitsubata Iro mo Edozome (杜若艶色紫)
Performance Place: Kawarazaki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  05/11/1815
Print Date: 05-06/2006
Print Title: [Kunisada's Danjûrô]
Kunisada no Danjûrô (国貞の團十郎)
Series: [A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo]
Edo Sumi Hyaku Shoku (江戸墨百色)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#19/100)

Note:  The tattoo of Danjûrô VII is based on an 1815 print
by Utagawa Kunisada I.   The cartouche depicts Danjûrô
VII in one of his signature roles as Kamakura Gongorô
Kagemasa (鎌倉権五郎景政) in Shibaraku (暫), also
based on a print by Kunisada I.