SASAJIMA KIHEI (笹 島喜平) 

  1949



FEBRUARY

 
  Band˘ Keiz˘ I (坂東慶三) as
  Matano Gor˘ Kagehisa 俣野五郎景久)

  Ichikawa Danz˘ VIII (市川団蔵; 市川團蔵) as
  ďba Sabur˘ Kagechika (大庭三郎景親)
 
  Ichikawa Somegor˘ V (市川染五郎) as
  Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki (梶原平三景時)
 
  Nakamura Kichinoj˘ I (中村吉之丞) as
  Aogaishi Rokur˘dayű (青貝師六郎太夫)

  Nakamura Matagor˘ II (中村又五郎) as
  Musume Kozue (娘梢)
 
  Play: Kajiwara Heiz˘ Homare no Ishikiri
  (梶原平三譽石切)
  [Act III of Miura no ďsuke ďbai Tazuna]
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
  Performance Date: 02/03/1949
  Print Date: 02/1949?
  Medium: Woodblock print with hand-applied color on verso
  Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com
 
 
 

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV (中村もしほ) as
            Sodehagi (袖萩)
           
            Play: Sodehagi Saimon (袖萩祭文), Act III
            (final scene) of ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara
            (奥州安達原)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
            Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)

            Sawamura Tossh˘ IV (沢村訥升; 澤村訥舛) as
            Ny˘b˘ (女房) the wife] Okichi (お 吉)

            Play: [Toshima Oil Shop] Toshima ya Abura-ten (豊嶋屋油店),
            Act III of Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Medium: Woodblock print with hand-applied color on verso
            Image courtesy of MyJapaneseHanga.com'

            Note: This print was not found in my copy of Abura no
            Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊) reproduced below.  
            It is not known at this time if my set is incomplete or if this
            particular print was separately issued by Kihei.

 
  Wrapper for Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu
  (油地獄』板画冊)
 
  Play: Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘,
  Tokyo
  Performance Date: 02/03/1949
  Print Date: 02/1949?
  Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu
  (油地獄』板画冊)
  Personal Collection
 
 
 

            
            Title Page:  Chikamatsu Monzaemon (近松門左衛門)  
            Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
           
            Play: Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

            
            Information sheet identifying the theatre, the production date,
            and the name of the artist

            Play: Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
            Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)

            Play: Tokuan Zutsumi (徳庵堤), Act I of
            Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collectionn

 
  Kataoka Ichiz˘ V (片岡市蔵) as ? (会津の客蝋九)

  Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
  Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛))
 
  Play: Tokuan Zutsumi (徳庵堤), Act I of
  Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
  Performance Date: 02/03/1949
  Print Date: 02/1949?
  Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
  Personal Collection

            
            Sawamura Tossh˘ IV (沢村訥升; 澤村訥舛) as Okichi (お吉)
           
            Play: Tokuan Zutsumi (徳庵堤), Act I of
            Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
            Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)

            Nakamura Kichinoj˘  I (中村吉之丞) as
            Kawachiya Tokubŕ (河内屋徳兵衛)

            Nakamura Baishi II (中村梅枝) as
            Yohŕ's half-sister Okachi (おかち)

             ? as Priest?

            Play: Kawachiya Yohŕ-nai (河内屋与兵衛内), Act II of
            Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection
 

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
            Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)
 
            Nakamura Kichinoj˘  I (中村吉之丞) as
            Kawachiya Tokubŕ (河内屋徳兵衛)

            Play: Kawachiya Yohŕ-nai (河内屋与兵衛内), Act II of
            Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

 
  Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
  Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)
 
  Nakamura Kichinoj˘  I (中村吉之丞) as
  Kawachiya Tokubŕ (河内屋徳兵衛)

  Play: Kawachiya Yohŕ-nai (河内屋与兵衛内), Act II of
  Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
  Performance Date: 02/03/1949
  Print Date: 02/1949?
  Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
  Personal Collection
 
 

            
            Nakamura Kichinoj˘  I (中村吉之丞) as
            Kawachiya Tokubŕ (河内屋徳兵衛)

            Ichikawa Dannosuke VI (市川團之助; 市川団之助) as
            wife Osawa (おさは)
           
            Play:  Kawachiya Yohŕ-nai (河内屋与兵衛内), Act II of
            Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

            
            ? as ?

            Play: Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

            
            Nakamura Matagor˘  II (中村又五郎) as
            Teshimaya Shichizaemon (豊島屋七左衛門)
,
            Sawamura Tossh˘ IV (沢村訥升; 澤村訥舛) as
            wife Okichi (お吉)

            Play: Teshimaya Aburamise (豊嶋屋油店),
            Act III, Scene 1 of Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

 
  Nakamura Kichinoj˘  I (中村吉之丞) as
  Kawachiya Tokubŕ (河内屋徳兵衛)

  Sawamura Tossh˘ IV (沢村訥升; 澤村訥舛) as
  Okichi (お吉)
 
  Play: Teshimaya Aburamise (豊嶋屋油店),
  Act III,  Scene 1 of Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
  Performance Date: 02/03/1949
  Print Date: 02/1949?
  Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
  Personal Collection

 

            
            Samushiro?  (左莚)  as Nishikiya Kobŕ (錦屋小兵衛)
 
            Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
            Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)
           
            Play: Teshimaya Aburamise (豊嶋屋油店),
            Act III , Scene 1 of Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
            Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)

            Nakamura Matagor˘  II (中村又五郎) as
            Teshimaya Shichizaemon (豊島屋七左衛門)
       
            Sawamura Tossh˘ IV (沢村訥升; 澤村訥舛) as
             Okichi (お吉)

            Play: Teshimaya Aburamise (豊嶋屋油店),
            Act III , Scene 1 of
            Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

            
            Nakamura Moshio IV  (中村もしほ) as
            Kawachiya Yohŕ (河内屋与兵衛)

           Sawamura Tossh˘ IV (沢村訥升; 澤村訥舛) as
           Okichi (お吉)

            Play: Teshimaya Aburamise (豊嶋屋油店),
            Act III , Scene 1 of Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
            Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
            Performance Date: 02/03/1949
            Print Date: 02/1949?
            Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
            Personal Collection

 
  Nakamura Matagor˘  II (中村又五郎) as
  Teshimaya Shichizaemon (豊島屋七左衛門)
 
  Play: Teshimaya Aburamise (豊嶋屋油店),
   Act III , Scene 1 of
  Abura no Jigyoku (油地獄)
  Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
  Performance Date: 02/03/1949
  Print Date: 02/1949?
  Series: Abura no Jigyoku Hanga-satsu (油地獄』板画冊)
  Personal Collection

           


 

JULY


Nakamura Tokiz˘ III (中村時蔵) as
Danshichi Shima no Okaji (團七縞お梶)
           
Play: Natsu Sugata Onna Danshichi (夏姿女團七)
 Performance Place: Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 07/1949
Print Date: 07/1949?
Medium: Colored woodblock print, likely with
hand-applied color on verso
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Note:  Tokiz˘ III would reprise this role at the Toyoko Hall
in June 1958.  I cannot rule out the possibility that this print
reflects that later performance.
 
 

 
 
 
DECEMBER


Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII (松本幸四郎) as
Sekimori Sekibŕ (関守関兵衛)
           
Play: Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To
(積恋雪関扉; 積戀雪關扉)
Performance Place: Tokyo Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 12/1949
Print Date: 12/1949?
Medium: Colored woodblock print, likely with
hand-applied color on verso
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Note:  K˘shir˘ VIII would reprise this role during the
1950s at the Meiji-za in March 1951, at the Kabuki-za in
December 1953, at the Meiji-za in March 1956, and at the
Kabuki-za in November 1959.  I cannot rule out the
possibility that this print reflects one of these later
performances.