YAMAMURA KďKA (山村耕花)
  aka Yamamura Toyonari (山村豊成)  

 1917


JANUARY

                 
Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII (坂東三津五郎) as
the Mute Jirosuke (唖次郎助)

Play: Kokkei Sannin Katawa (滑稽三人片輪)
Performance Place: Ichimura-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/02/17
Print Date: 1922
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art

Note: Although a bromide exists from the Ichimura-za production which
labels Mitsugor˘ VII as the mute, in reality he played a character
pretending to be a blind man who, when drunk, pretends to be the mute.
Mitsugor˘ VII also was in a March 1920 production of Sannin
Katawa (三人片輪) at the Teikoku Gekij˘, but appears to have played
the character pretending to be a cripple who, when drunk, pretends to be
the blind man.
 


                 
Ichikawa Danshir˘ II (市川段四郎) as
Henmi Tetsushinsai (逸見鐵心齋)

Play: Ky˘kaku Harusame Gasa (侠客春雨傘)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/07/17
Print Date: 1919
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art


FEBRUARY

               
Nakamura Ganjir˘ I (中村鴈治郎) as
Akaneya Hanshichi (赤根屋半七)

Play: Akanezome [Nonaka no Kakure Ido] (あかね染)
Performance Place: Shintomi-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 02/08/17
Print Date: 1920
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art

                   
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (松本幸四郎) as
Sekimori Sekibei (関守関兵衛)

Play: Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To (積恋雪関扉)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 02/01/17
Print Date: 1919
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art

Note: K˘shir˘ VII also appears to have performed this play at the
Yokohama-za, Yokohama, in March 1918.
 
 


MARCH


Nakamura Kichiemon I (中村吉右衛門) as
Hoshikage Doemon (星影土右衛門)

Play: Oya Yuzuri Gosho no Goroz˘ (親譲御所五郎蔵)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 03/01/17
Print Date: 1921
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art
 
 
 


APRIL

                 
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (松本幸四郎) as Sukeroku (助六)

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura
(助六由縁江戸桜; 助六所縁江戸櫻)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘,Tokyo
Performance Date: 03/30/17
Print Date: 1920
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art
 
 


DECEMBER



                 
Nakamura Utaemon V (中村歌右衛門) as
Shinmy˘ Owasa (針妙おわさ)

Play: Gosho Zakura Horikawa no Youchi (御所桜堀川夜討)
Performance Place: Meiji-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 12/01/17
Print Date: 1921
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art

Note: Utaemon V also performed this role at the Kabuki-za, Tokyo, in
February 1920.  It is therefore possible that this print reflects Utaemon
V's 1920 performance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






                 
Sawamura S˘nosuke I (沢村宗之助; 澤村宗之助) as
Keisei Umegawa (傾城梅川)

Play: Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (恋飛脚大和往来)
Performance Place: Teikoku Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 12/01/17
Print Date: 1922
*Image courtesy of the National Museum of Asian Art