TSURUYA K‘KEI (弦屋光溪) 

 1978


JANUARY

                 
Jitsukawa Enjaku III (實川延若) as ‘boshi Rikiya (大星力弥)

Nakamura Utaemon VI (中村歌右衛門) as
Tonase, wife of HonzŰ (本蔵妻戸無瀬)

Play: Yamashina Kankyo (山科閑居), Act IX of
Kanadehon ChŻshingura (山科閑居)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/1978
Print Date: 07/1978
Image courtesy of Tsuruya-koukei.com

Note: A trial work, not publicly sold.  The first ten printed were destroyed,
and then a second ten were printed.
 

                 

 

APRIL

                 
Nakamura KanzaburŰ XVII (中村勘三郎) as
RŰjo Iwate (老女岩手)

Play: ‘shŻ Adachi-ga-Hara (奥州安達原)
Performance Place: Kokuritsu GekijŰ, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/1978
Print Date: 07/1978
Personal Collection (one of two surviving copies from
 an edition of four)

Note: A trial work, not publicly sold.
 

                 



SEPTEMBER

                 
Nakamura KanzaburŰ XVII (中村勘三郎) as Tetori HantarŰ (手取り半太郎)

Play: Irezumi ChŰhan (刺青奇遇)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 09/1978
Print Date: 09/10/78
Series: [Bust Portraits I (Design 1)]
Daiichi-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 1 (第一期大首絵シリーズの1)
Personal Collection (ed, 45)

Note: This copy is mounted on portions of the original keyblock.

                   
Bando TamasaburŰ V (坂東玉三郎) as
HantarŰ NyŰbŰ Onaka (半太郎女房お仲)

Play: Irezumi ChŰhan (刺青奇遇)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 09/1978
Print Date: 09/10/78
Series: [Bust Portraits I (Design 2)]
Daiichi-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 2 (第一期大首絵シリーズの2)
Image courtesy of Tsuruya-koukei.com



OCTOBER

                 
Nakamura Utaemon VII (中村歌右衛門) as
Ama Matsukaze (海女松風)

Play: Suma no Utsushi-e (須磨の写絵)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 10/02/78
Print Date: 10/10/78
Series: [Bust Portraits I (Design 3)]
Daiichi-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 3
(第一期大首絵シリーズの3)
Image courtesy of Tsuruya-koukei.com
 
 
 

                 
Jitsukawa Enjaku III (實川延若) as
RyŰshi KonobÍ (漁師此兵衛)

Play: Suma no Utsushi-e (須磨の写絵)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 10/02/78
Print Date: 10/10/78
Series: [Bust Portraits I (Design 4)]
Daiichi-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 4
(第一期大首絵シリーズの4)
Image courtesy of Tsuruya-koukei.com


NOVEMBER

                 
Kataoka Nizaemon XIII (片岡仁左衛門) as
GappŰ DŰshin (合邦道心)

Play: SesshŻ GappŰ ga  Tsuji (摂州合邦辻)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 11/01/78
Print Date: 11/10/78
Series: [Bust Portraits I (Design 5)]
Daiichi-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 5
(第一期大首絵シリーズの5)
Image courtesy of Tsuruya-koukei.com
 
 
 
  
 
 

                 
Onoe BaikŰ VII (尾上梅幸)  as
Tamate Gozen (玉手御前)

Play: SesshŻ GappŰ ga  Tsuji (摂州合邦辻)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 11/01/78
Print Date: 11/10/78
Series: [Bust Portraits I (Design 6)]
Daiichi-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 6
(第一期大首絵シリーズの6)
Personal Collection (ed. 36)