SASAJIMA KIHEI (笹 島喜平) 

  1948



JULY


? as ?

Play: ?
Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo           
Performance Date: 07/1948
Print Date: 07/1948?
Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集)
Medium: Woodblock print with hand-applied
color on verso
Personal Collection

Note: This the design on the wrapper for
the prints in this series.  It is possible that the
print depicts a generic J˘ruri reciter, and not
a specific performer in any particular play at
the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘.  The plays on the bill
at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ in July 1948 were
T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan (東海道四谷怪談);
Shinobi Yoru Koi no Kusemono
(忍夜戀曲者); Sato Moy˘ Azami no Ironui
(花街模様薊色縫); and Koreha Hy˘ban
Ukina no Yomiuri (是評判浮名讀賣).


           
            Ichikawa Danz˘ VIII (市川団蔵; 市川團蔵) in
            the dual roles of Naosuke (直助) and
            Naosuke disguised as Gonbŕ (直助権兵衛)
           
            Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan (東海道四谷怪談)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Personal Collection

            
            Ichikawa Danz˘ VIII (市川団蔵; 市川團蔵) as
            Naosuke (直助)
 
            Sawamura Tossh˘ IV (沢村訥升; 澤村訥舛) as
            Osode  (お袖) (seen from behind only)
           
            Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan (東海道四谷怪談)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Personal Collection


            
            Ichikawa Dannosuke VI (市川團之助) as
            Takuetsu ( 按摩宅悦)
 
            Nakamura Moshio IV (中村もしほ) as Oiwa (お岩)
           
            Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan (東海道四谷怪談)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Personal Collection

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV (中村もしほ) in the dual
            roles of Oiwa (お岩) and Kobotoke Kohei
            (小佛小平)
           
            Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan (東海道四谷怪談)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Medium: Woodblock print with hand-applied color
            on verso
            Personal Collection



 
  Ichikawa Somegor˘ V (市川染五郎) as
  Tamiya Iemon (民谷伊右衛門)
 
  Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan (東海道四谷怪談)
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
  Performance Date: 07/1948
  Print Date: 07/1948?
  Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
  Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
  Personal Collection

            
            Nakamura Shikan VI (中村芝翫) as
            Takiyasha-hime ( 瀧夜又姫)
 
            Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX (市川海老蔵) as
            ďya no Tar˘ Mitsukuni (大宅太郎光國)
           
            Play: Shinobi Yoru Koi no Kusemono (忍夜戀曲者)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Personal Collection

            
            ďtani Tomoemon VII (大谷友右衛門) as 
            Motome (求女)

            Play: Sato Moy˘ Azami no Ironui (花街模様薊色縫)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Medium: Woodblock print with hand-applied color
            on verso
            Personal Collection

            
            ďtani Tomoemon VII (大谷友右衛門) as
            Izayoi (十六夜)
 
            Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX (市川海老蔵) as Seishin (清心)
           
            Play: Sato Moy˘ Azami no Ironui (花街模様薊色縫)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Personal Collection

            
            Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX (市川海老蔵) as Seishin (清心)
            ďtani Tomoemon VII as Izayoi (十六夜)
 
            Kataoka Ichiz˘ V (片岡市蔵) as
            ďdera Sh˘bei (大寺正兵衛)
           
            Play: Sato Moy˘ Azami no Ironui (花街模様薊色縫)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 07/1948
            Print Date: 07/1948?
            Series: Shichigatsu Ky˘gen Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
            Hanga Ko-Shű (七月狂言 三越劇場 板画小集))
            Medium: Woodblock print with hand-applied color
            on verso
            Personal Collection

       

 

SEPTEMBER


? as ?

Play: ?
Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo           
Performance Date: 09/1948
Print Date: 09/1948?
Series: Mitsukoshi Kabuki Hanga (三越歌舞伎版画)
Medium: Woodblock print with hand-applied color on verso
Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com

Note: The plays and dances on the September 1948 bill at
the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ were Daiganj˘ju Tengajaya-mura
(大願成就天下茶屋聚); Sarutori (さる酉; 申酉);
Karigane (雁がね; 雁金); Tonbi Yakko (とんび奴; 鳶奴);
and Ryogoku no Aki (兩國の秋).  The print most likely
depicts Onoe Shoroku II ( 尾上松緑) as Adachi
Motouemon (安達元右衛門) in Daiganj˘ju Tengajaya-
mura.

           
            Ichikawa Omez˘ IV (市川男女蔵) as
            Hayase Iori (早瀬伊織)
           
            Play: Daiganj˘ju Tengajaya-mura (大願成就天下茶屋聚)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 09/1948
            Print Date: 09/1948?
            Series: Mitsukoshi Kabuki Hanga (三越歌舞伎版画)
            Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com

            
            Three Dance Performances:
            Onoe Sh˘roku II (尾上松緑) as
            Tobi no Mono Matsukichi (鳶の者松吉)

            Ichikawa Omez˘ IV (市川男女蔵) as
            Yatsutaki Taira (奴瀧平)
 
            Onoe Baik˘ VII (尾上梅幸) as
            Benten Oteru (弁天おてる)
            
            Plays: Sarutori (さる酉; 申酉); Tonbi
            Yakko (とんび奴; 鳶奴); Karigane
            (雁がね; 雁金)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘,
            Tokyo
            Performance Date: 09/1948
            Print Date: 09/1948?
            Series: Mitsukoshi Kabuki Hanga
            (三越歌舞伎版画)
            Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com

 

OCTOBER

 
  Kataoka Roen V (片岡芦燕) as
  Yaoya Oshichi (八百屋お七)
           
  Play: Date Musume Koi no Higanoko
  (伊達娘恋緋鹿子)
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘,
  Tokyo
  Performance Date: 10/1948
  Print Date: 10/1948?
  Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com

            
            Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII
            (沢村宗十郎;  澤村宗十郎) as
            Ranch˘ (らんてふ; 蘭蝶)

            Nakamura Shikaku II (中村芝鶴) as
            Konoito (此糸) [of the Wakagiya]
           
            Play: Wakagi no Adanagusa (若木仇名草)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘,
            Tokyo
            Performance Date: 10/1948
            Print Date: 10/1948?
            Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com