OTA GAKď (太 田雅光)
aka Ota Masamitsu

1946

 

JUNE



                    
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII 松本幸四郎) (as
Benkei (弁慶)

Play: Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Tokyo Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/05 /46
Print Date: 1950 or later
Series: Meifu Miyage Geki no Omokage
(冥府苞苴劇容彩)  (#30)
Medium: ?
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Note: It is unclear if this is a woodblock print, a watercolor
drawing, or a hand-colored keyblock print for an
unpublished design.  K˘shir˘ VII died on January 27, 1949
at age 80.  He first played the role of Benkei in this play in
Tokyo at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in April 1914.  Although
K˘shir˘ VII's final Tokyo appearance in this role was in
June 1946, it is possible that Gak˘ based this print on one
of K˘shir˘ VII's prior performances.
 
 
 
 
 

 


               

              
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (松本幸四郎) as
Benkei (弁慶)

Play: Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Tokyo Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/05/46
Print Date: 1952
Series: Sh˘wa Butai Sugata  (昭和舞台姿 その一) (#5)
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Note: K˘shir˘ VII first played the role of Benkei in this play
in Tokyo at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in April 1914.  Although
K˘shir˘ VII's final Tokyo appearance in this role was in June
1946, it is possible that Gak˘ based this print on one of
K˘shir˘ VII's prior performances.


               

              
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (松本幸四郎) as
Benkei (弁慶)

Play: Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Tokyo Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/05/46
Print Date: ?
Medium: Machine printed lithograph
Series: Sh˘wa Butai Sugata  (昭和舞台姿 その一) (#5)
Personal Collection

Note: K˘shir˘ VII first played the role of Benkei in this play
in Tokyo at the Teikoku Gekij˘ in April 1914.  Although
K˘shir˘ VII's final Tokyo appearance in this role was in June
1946, it is possible that Gak˘ based this print on one of
K˘shir˘ VII's prior performances.