OTA GAKď (太 田雅光)
aka Ota Masamitsu

1954

 

APRIL

               
Nakamura Tokiz˘ III (中村時蔵) as
Shizuka Gozen (静御前)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (義経千本桜)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/01/54
Print Date: 11/1954
Series: Gendai Butai Geika (現代舞台芸花) (#7)
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Note: Tokiz˘ III first played the role of Shizuka Gozen in
this play in Tokyo at the Hong˘-za in January 1928. 
Although Utaemon V's last Tokyo appearance in this
role before the publication date of the print was in
April 1954, it is possible that Gak˘ based this print on
one of Tokiz˘ III's prior performances.
 
 

                   


 
 
PRE-FEBRUARY 1954

               
Ichikawa Jukai III (市川寿海; 市川壽海) as
Shirai Gonpachi (白井権八)

Play: ?
Performance Place: ?
Performance Date: ?
Print Date: 02/1954
Series: Gendai Butai Geika (現代舞台芸花) (#3)
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Note: Jukai III's first appearance as Shirai Gonpachi in
Tokyo appears to have been in a production of Sono
Kouta Yume mo Yoshiwara (其小唄夢廓) at the Kabuki-za
in November 1959, four years after the date of this print. 
He also appeared in productions at the Asakusa Sh˘chiku-
za in January 1927, and at the Osaka Kabuki-za in April
1946 and May 1947, but under his prior name of Ichikawa
Sumiz˘ VI.  He also appeared as Gonpachi in productions
of  Ukiyozuka Hiyoku no Inazuma (浮世柄比翼稲妻)
and Suzu-ga-Mori (鈴ヶ森) at the Asakusa Sh˘chiku-za in
January 1914 and January 1925, respectively, but again as
Sumiz˘ VI, not Jukai III.