TSURUYA K‘KEI (弦屋光溪) 

 1981


JANUARY

                 
Nakamura Utaemon (中村歌右衛門)  as
Hannyo (斑女)

Play: Sumidagawa (隅田川)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/1981
Print Date: 01/11/81
Series: [Bust Portraits II (Design 4)]
Daini-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 4
(第二期大首絵シリーズの4)
Personal Collection (#7/36)

Note: A larger version of the actor's face was used for
Reminiscences II (01/2000).
 
 
 
 


FEBRUARY

                   
Onoe KikugorŰ VII (尾上菊五郎) as
Miuraya Komurasaki (三浦屋抱小紫)

Play: Sono Kouta Yume no Yoshiwara (其小唄夢廓)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 02/01/81
Print Date: 02/11/81
Series: [Bust Portraits II (Design 5)]
Daini-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 5
(第二期大首絵シリーズの5)
Personal Collection (#2/36)
 
 
 

 
 


MARCH

                 
Kataoka Takao I (片岡孝夫) as
Tsurigane Gonsuke (釣鐘権助)

Play: Sakurahime Azuma BunshŰ (桜姫東文章)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 03/1981
Print Date: 03/11/81
Series: [Bust Portraits II (Design 6)]
Daini-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 6
(第二期大首絵シリーズの6)
Personal Collection (#29/36)

Note: A larger version of the actor's face was used for
Reminiscences I (01/1999).   A smaller, simplified
version of the actor's face was also used on a 1998
holiday card.
 
 
 
 


APRIL

                 
Ichikawa SomegorŰ VI (市川染五郎) as
‘ishi Kuranosuke (大石内蔵肋)

Play: Genroku ChŻshingura (元禄忠臣蔵)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/03/81
Print Date: 04/11/81
Series: [Bust Portraits II (Design 7)]
Daini-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 7
(第二期大首絵シリーズの7)
Personal Collection (#2/36)

Note: 13 copies from the edition of 36 were destroyed by the artist.
 
 
 
 
 


MAY

                 
Onoe KikugorŰ VII (尾上菊五郎) as
Kiyohime no Rei (清姫の霊)

Ichikawa EbizŰ X (市川海老蔵) as
‘date SamagorŰ (大館左馬五郎)

Play: KyŰganoko Musume DŰjŰji (京鹿子娘道成寺)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 05/1981
Print Date: 05/11/81
Series: [Bust Portraits II (Design 8)]
Daini-ki ‘kubi-e ShirÓzu no 8
(第二期大首絵シリーズの8)
Personal Collection (#20/36)
 
 
 


JUNE

                 
Nakamura TokizŰ V (中村時蔵) as
Sugisakaya Musume Omiwa (杉酒屋娘お三輪)

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin (妹背山婦女庭訓)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/1981
Print Date: 06/1981
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