MIYAKE HANAYAMA (三宅花山)

1925



JANUARY

               
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as
Gosho no Goroz˘ (御所の五郎蔵)

Play: Soga Moy˘ Tateshi no Goshozome
(曽我綉侠御所染; 曽我誘侠御所染)
Performance Place:  Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/1925
Print Date:  01/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

 

 


FEBRUARY

                 
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as
Sukeroku (助六)

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura
(助六由縁江戸桜; 助六由縁江戸櫻) 
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 02/08/25
Print Date:  02/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

 
 

MARCH

               
Sawada Sh˘jir˘ I (澤田正二郎; 沢田正二郎) as
Kira no Nikichi (吉良の仁吉)

Play:  K˘jinyama  (荒神山)
Performance Place:  Asakusa Shochiku-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  03/01/25
Print Date:  03/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection
 
Note: Sawada performed this role at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in
November 1924, at  the Hōgaku-za in June 1926, and at the
Ichimura-za in May 1927.    It
is possible that this print reflects one of those
performances.



                 
Sawada Sh˘jir˘ I (沢田正二郎) as 
Hazama Shinroku (間新六)

Play:  Gishi Tsuto Kaibutu Hazama Shinroku
(義士傳怪物間新六)
Performance Place:  Asakusa Shochiku-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  03/14/25
Print Date:  03/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Sh˘jir˘ I also portrayed Hazama Shinroku in a
production of Aida Shinroku (間新六) at the Shinbashi
Enbuj˘ in March 1924 and in  Gishi Hazama Shinroku
(義士間新六) at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in March 1927.  It
is possible that this print reflects one of those
performances.



               
Nakamura Kichiemon I (中村吉右衛門) as
Hato no Heiuemon (鳩の平右衛門)

Play:  Hato no Heiemon (鳩の平右衛門)
Performance Place:  H˘gaku-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  03/05/25
Print Date:  03/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection



                 
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (松本幸四郎) as
Musashibo Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶)

Play: Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 03/06/25
Print Date:  03/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Note: K˘shir˘ VII also performed the role at the Teikoku
Gekij˘ in January 1925 and April 1927.  I cannot rule out
the possibility that this print reflects one of those
performances.  Sadanji II, however, did not appear in
those productions, so if Hanayama's prints of  K˘shir˘ VII
and Sadanji II are from the same production of Kanjinch˘,
it would have been the March 1925 production at the
Kabuki-za.



               
Ichikawa Sadanji II (市川左団次; 市川左團次) as
Togashi Saemon (富樫左衛門)

Play:  Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 03/06/25
Print Date:  03/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Sadanji II also performed the role at the Kabuki-za in
February 1926 and February 1928, and at the Teikoku Gekij˘
in June 1929.  I cannot rule out the possibility that this print
reflects one of those  performances.  K˘shir˘ VII, however,
did not appear in those productions, so if Hanayama's prints
of  K˘shir˘ VII and Sadanji II are from the same production
of Kanjinch˘, it would have been the March 1925 production
at the Kabuki-za.

                 



APRIL

               
Nakamura Kichiemon I (中村吉右衛門) as
Ume no Yoshibŕ (梅の由兵衛)

Play: [Ume no Yoshibŕ (梅の由兵衛)]
Performance Place: H˘gaku-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/1925
Print Date: 04/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Kichiemon I also performed the role of Ume no
Yoshibŕ in a played called Tsukurimono Ume no Yoshibŕ
(造物梅の由兵衛) at the  Hongo-za in May 1924.   I
cannot rule out the possibility that this print reflects
Kichiemon I's May 1924 performance.






                 
Onoe Baik˘ VI (尾上梅幸) as Otomi (おとみ)

Play:  Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi
(与話情浮名横櫛) 
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/01/25
Print Date: 04/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Baik˘ VI, Uzaemon XV, and Matsusuke IV also
appeared in a production at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in June
1927.  It is possible that this print reflects Baik˘ VI's
performance in that production.



                 
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as
Kirare Yosabur˘ (切られ与三郎)

Play:  Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi
(与話情浮名横櫛)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/01/25
Print Date: 04/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Baik˘ VI, Uzaemon XV, and Matsusuke IV also
appeared in a production at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in June
1927.  It is possible that this print reflects Uzaemon XV's
performance in that production.


               
Onoe Matsusuke IV (尾上松助) as
K˘mori Yasu (蝙蝠安)

Play:  Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi
(与話情浮名横櫛)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/01/25
Print Date: 04/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Baik˘ VI, Uzaemon XV, and Matsusuke IV also
appeared in a production at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in June
1927.  It is possible that this print reflects Matsusuke IV's
performance in that production.  This print closely resembles
one made by Tanaka Shik˘ (田中紫光) around the same time. 
One wonders if they might be the same artist or if Shik˘ was a
pseudonym adopted by a publisher who knocked off
Hanayama's design.
 
 



                 
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (松本幸四郎) as
ďmori Hikoshichi (大森彦七)

Play: ďmori Hikoshichi (大森彦七)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/01/25
Print Date: 04/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: K˘shir˘ VII also portrayed ďmori Hikoshichi in a
production at the Kabuki-za in March 1926.  I cannot
rule out the possibility that this print reflects that
performance.





MAY

                 
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as
Naojir˘ (直次郎)

Play: Yuki no Yűbe Iriya no Azemichi (雪暮夜入谷畦道)    
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 05/01/25
Print Date: 05/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Uzaemon XV also performed this role opposite
Baik˘ VI  in a production at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in
November 1926, but this print more closely resembles a
photograph from the 1925 production.

 
 



               
Onoe Baik˘ VI (尾上梅幸) as Chitose (三千歳)


Play: Yuki no Yűbe Iriya no Azemichi (雪暮夜入谷畦道)   
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 05/01/25
Print Date: 05/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note:  Baik˘ VI also performed this role opposite
Uzaemon XV  in a production at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in
November 1926, but this print more closely resembles a
photograph from the 1925 production.
 
 
 
 


               
Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (尾上菊五郎) as
Adachi Motoemon (安達元右衛門)

Play: Katakiuchi Tengajaya-mura (敵討天下茶屋聚)
Performance Place: Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 05/1925
Print Date: 05/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

 
 
 
 


JUNE

               
Sawada Sh˘jir˘ I (沢田正二郎) as
Tsukigata Hanpeita (月形 半平太)

Play:  Tsukigata Hanpeita (月形半平太)
Performance Place: Asakusa Shochiku-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/02/25
Print Date: 06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Sh˘jir˘ I also portrayed Tsukigata Hanpeita in
productions at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in July 1924, at the
Asakusa Shochiku-za in June 1925, at the Teikoku
Gekij˘ in August 1926, and at the Ichimura-za in March
1928.  I cannot rule out the possibility that this print
reflects one of those performances.
  
 



                 
Sawada Sh˘jir˘ I (沢田正二郎) as
Tsukigata Hanpeita (月形 半平太)

Play:  Tsukigata Hanpeita (月形半平太)
Performance Place: Asakusa Shochiku-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/02/25
Print Date: 06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Sh˘jir˘ I also portrayed Tsukigata Hanpeita in productions
at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in July 1924, at the Asakusa Shochiku-
za in June 1925, at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in August 1926, and at
the Ichimura-za in March 1928.  I cannot rule out the possibility
that this print reflects one of those performances.
 




                 
Ichikawa Sadanji II (市川左団次; 市川左團次) as
Osh˘ Kichisa (和尚吉三)

Play:  Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami
(三人吉三巴白浪)
Performance Place:  Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  06/01/25
Print Date:  06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection




                 
Ichikawa Sadanji II (市川左団次;
市川左團次) as
Osh˘ Kichisa (和尚吉三)

Play:  Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no
Shiranami  (三人吉三巴白浪)
Performance Place:  Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  06/01/25
Print Date:  /06/1925?
Medium: Woodblock printed postcard
Personal Collection

Note: This and the other postcard on this
page bear a different seal and may not
actually be Hanayama.  However, they
are included here because of their
obvious similarities to prints by
Hanayama.
 
 
 
  

 



               
Nakamura Kichiemon I (中村吉右衛門) as
Ob˘ Kichisa (お坊吉三)

Play:  Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami
(三人吉三巴白浪)
Performance Place:  Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  06/01/25
Print Date:  06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection



                 
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as
Oj˘ Kichisa (お嬢吉三)

Play:  Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami
(三人吉三巴白浪)
Performance Place:  Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  06/01/25
Print Date:  06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection




                 
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門)
as Oj˘ Kichisa (お嬢吉三)

Play:  Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no
Shiranami (三人吉三巴白浪)
Performance Place:  Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  06/01/25
Print Date:  06/1925?
Medium: Woodblock printed postcard
Personal Collection

Note: This and the other postcard on this
page bear a different seal and may not
actually be Hanayama.  However, they
are included here because of their
obvious similarities to prints by
Hanayama.




                 
Nakamura Utaemon V (中村歌右衛門) as
Yodogimi (淀君)

Play: Hototogisu Koj˘ no Rakugetsu (沓手鳥孤城落月)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/01/25
Print Date: 06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note:  Utaemon V first played the role of Yodigimi in this
play in Tokyo at the Kabuki-za in November 1918.  He
also played the character in a play called Kiri Hitoha
( 桐一葉) at the Kabuki-za in October 1919 and at the
Hongo-za in October 1924, in a play called ďsakaj˘
(大阪城) at the Kabuki-za in January 1921, in a play
called Seki-ga-Hara at the Kabuki-za in April 1925, and
in a play called Yodogimi Odawarajin (淀君小田原陣)
at the Kabuki-za in April 1926.  It is possible that this
print reflects Utaemon V's performance in one of those
 other productions.




               
Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (尾上菊五郎) as
Abe no Yasuna (安倍保名)

Play:  Yasuna (保名)
Performance Place: Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/05/25
Print Date: 06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note:  Kikugor˘ VI also played Yasuna in a production at
the Teikoku Gekij˘ in March 1923 and at the Meiji-za in
April 1928.  I cannot rule out the possibility that this print
reflects one of those performances. 
 
 
 



               
Band˘ Tsumasabur˘ (坂東妻三郎) as
Yamaoka Tetsutar˘ (山岡鐵太郎)

Film:  [Dance of the Falling Petals: Part 1]
Rakka no Mai: Zenpen (落下の舞 前編)
Released: 06/06/25
Print Date: 06/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note:  Tsumasabur˘ also performed this role in  [Dance of the
Falling Petals: Part 2] Rakka no Mai: K˘hen (落下の舞 後編), which
was released on June 19, 1925.   It is possible that this print
depicts Tsumasabur˘ in the second part of this film.
 
 
 




JULY

                 
Sawamura Denjir˘ I (沢村伝二郎; 沢村傳二郎) as
Kurokoma no Katsuz˘ (黒駒の勝蔵)

Play:  Kurokoma no Katsuz˘ (黒駒の勝蔵; 黒駒の勝藏)
Performance Place: Asakusa Shochiku-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 07/01/25
Print Date:  07/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection
 


                 
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as 
Omatsuri Sashichi (御祭佐七; お祭佐七; お祭左七)

Play: Edo Sodachi Omatsuri Sashichi (江戸育お祭佐七)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 07/01/25
Print Date: 071925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection


                 
Onoe Baik˘ VI (尾上梅幸) as Koito (小糸)

Play: Edo Sodachi Omatsuri Sashichi
(江戸育お祭佐七)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 07/01/25
Print Date: 07/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection


AUGUST

               
Sawada Sh˘jir˘ I (沢田正二郎) as
Kunisada Chűji (国定忠次; 国定忠治)

Play: Kunisada Chűji (国定忠次; 国定忠治 )
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘
Performance Date: 08/1925
Print Date:  08/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note:  Sh˘jir˘ I also portrayed Kunisada Chűji in
a production at the Ichimura-za in April 1927.  
It is possible that this print reflects Sh˘jir˘ I 's
performance in that production.

   


SEPTEMBER

                 
Onoe Eizabur˘ VII (尾上栄三郎; 尾上榮三郎) as
Oshichi (お七)

Play: Kichisama Mairu Yukari no Otozure
(吉様参由縁音信)
Performance Place: Ichimura-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 09/10/25
Print Date: 09/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Eizabur˘ VII also played Oshichi in a production of
Oshichi Kichisa (お七吉三) at the H˘gaku-za, Tokyo, in
December 1924.  I cannot rule out the possibility
that this print reflects Eizabur˘ VII's December 1924
performance.





                 
Ichikawa Momonosuke (市川百々之助) as
Matsudaira Ch˘shichir˘ (松平長七郎)

Film: Matsudaira Ch˘shichir˘: Zenpen (松平長七郎 (前篇)
Released: 09/10/25
Print Date: 09/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Momonosuke also portrayed this character in Matsudaira
Ch˘shichir˘: K˘hen (松平長七郎 (後篇)), released 09/30/25.





                 


OCTOBER

                 
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as 
Benten Koz˘ (弁天小僧)

Play:  Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami
(弁天娘女男白浪) 
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  10/1925
Print Date:  10/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Uzaemon XV, Chűsha VII, and Sadanji II also performed
the same roles in a production of Benten Koz˘ (弁天小僧) at
the Kabuki-za in December 1927.  It is possible that this print
reflects Uzaemon XV's performance in that later production.



               
Ichikawa Chűsha VII (市川中車) as
Nippon Daemon (日本駄右衛門)

Play:  Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami
(弁天娘女男白浪)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  10/1925
Print Date:  10/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Uzaemon XV, Chűsha VII, and Sadanji II also
performed the same roles in a production of Benten Koz˘
(弁天小僧) at the Kabuki-za in December 1927.  It is
possible that this print reflects Chűsha VII's performance
in that later production.
 
 
 
 
 

                 
Ichikawa Sadanji II (市川左団次; 市川左團次) as
Nang˘ Rikimaru (南郷力丸)

Play:  Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami
(弁天娘女男白浪)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  10/1925
Print Date:  10/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Uzaemon XV, Chűsha VII, and Sadanji II also
performed the same roles in a production of Benten Koz˘
(弁天小僧) at the Kabuki-za in December 1927.  It is
possible that this print reflects Sadanji II's performance in
that later production.




               
Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as
Benten Koz˘ (弁天小僧)

Play:  Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami
(弁天娘女男白浪)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date:  10/1925
Print Date:  10/1925?
Medium: Lithograph
Personal Collection

Note: Uzaemon XV, Chűsha VII, and Sadanji II also
performed the same roles in a production of Benten Koz˘
(弁天小僧) at the Kabuki-za in December 1927.  It is
possible that this print reflects Uzaemon XV's performance
in that later production.



                 
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (松本幸四郎) as
Nichiren (日蓮)

Play:  Nichiren Sh˘nin (日蓮上人)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date:  10/01/25
Print Date:  10/1925?
Medium: Lithograph