UTAGAWA KUNIMATSU (歌川国松; 歌川圀松) 

Unknown Dates





Ichimura Uzaemon XV (市村羽左衛門) as
Kataoka Naojir˘ (片岡直次郎)
     
Play: Yuki no Yűbe Iriya no Azemichi (雪暮夜入谷畦道),
covering Act IV, Scenes 1 and 2 of
Kumo ni Mag˘ Ueno no Hatsuhana (天衣紛上野初花)
Performance Place: ?
Performance Date: ?
Print Date: ?
Medium: Woodblock printed senshafuda
Personal Collection
 
Note: Uzaemon XV performed this role in Tokyo at the Kabuki-za in November
1905, April 1910, and November 1916; at the Shintomi-za in December 1919,
at the Kabuki-za in May 1925, at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in November 1926, at the
Kabuki-za in September 1932, November 1933, and April 1936; at the T˘yoko
Gekij˘ in May 1938, at the Kabuki-za in February 1939, at the T˘yoko Gekij˘ in
December 1940, and at the Kabuki-za in April 1942, and May-June 1943. 
However, since Kunimatsu also lived in Osaka, it is also possible that this
print reflects a regional performance.
 
 
 

               
                Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII (沢村宗十郎; 澤村宗十郎) as
                Sanbas˘ (三番叟)
                     
                Play: Tanemaki Sanbas˘ (種蒔三番叟)
                Performance Place: ?
                Performance Date: ?
                Print Date: ?
                Medium: Woodblock printed senshafuda
                Personal Collection
 
                Note: While I have found no record of S˘jűr˘ VII performing in Tokyo in
                Tanemaki Sanbas˘ (種蒔三番叟), he appeared as Sanbas˘ in various
                productions of Ayatsuri Sanbas˘ (操三番叟).