KABURAGI KIYOKATA (鏑木清方) 

 1942




 

JANUARY



Ichikawa Danshir˘ III (市川段四) as Sanbas˘ (三番叟)

Play: Kotobuki Shiki Sanbas˘ (壽式三番叟)
Performance Place: Tokyo Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/01/42
Print Date: 01/1942?
Personal Collection

Note:  While not dated, this surimono appears to celebrate the 1942 debut of  shamisen
player Nozawa Kizaemon II (野澤喜左衛門).  Although I have not been able to
confirm that Kizaemon II played the shamisen in this production, the fact that this print
is a surimono is consistent with the production taking place at the new year.  As
Ennosuke II and Ichikawa Danshir˘ III both appeared as Sanbas˘ in this production,
the print could depict either of them.  However, based on a 1952 by Natori Shunsen,
 the costume would suggest that the figure is Danshir˘ III.
 
 
 
 
 
 


              





Original wrapper for the Sanbas˘ surimono


Play: Kotobuki Shiki Sanbas˘ (壽式三番叟)
Performance Place: Tokyo Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/01/42
Print Date: 01/1942?
Personal Collection