UTAGAWA YOSHIIKU (歌 川芳幾) 

 1901




MARCH


Onoe Kikugor˘ V (尾上菊五郎) as
Fujii Montayű (藤井紋太夫)



Play: Zokusetsu Bidan K˘monki
(俗説美談黄門記)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 03/20/01
Print Date: 03/19/01
Image courtesy of the Tokyo
Metropolitan Central Library

 
 



   Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX   
   (市川団十郎; 市川團十郎) as 
   Mitok˘mon (水戸黄門)
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MAY


Onoe Eizabur˘ V (尾上栄三郎) as
Machi Onna Kaede (待女かへで)



Play: Yoni Hibiku Taiko no Isaoshi 
(世響太鼓功)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 05/16/01
Print Date: 05/1901
Image courtesy of the Tsubouchi
Memorial Theatre Museum
 




   Onoe Kikugor˘ V (尾上菊五郎) as
   Tori Hikoemon (鳥井彦右衛門)
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   Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX   
   (市川団十郎; 市川團十郎) as 
   Sakai Saemon (酒井左衛門)
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Kawakami Sadayakko (川上貞奴) as Keisei Katsuragi (傾城葛城)

Play: The Geisha and The Knight
Print Date: 05/11/01
Personal Collection
       
Note: This was a play based in part on Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji
(京鹿子娘道成寺) which Sadayakko performed in the United States and in
Europe between September 1899 and November 1900.  Presumably, this print
was made to commemorate her performance abroad and/or as a souvenir for
purchase during her upcoming second European tour, which lasted from June
1901 to July 1902.  Sadayakko and her husband Kawakami Otojir˘
(川上音二郎) would eventually perform a version of this play in Tokyo at
the Meiji-za in June 1909 under the title Geisha to Bushi (芸者と武士).  The
print is based on a photograph by the French photographer Paul Nadar that
was used as a color clichÚ cover for the October 2, 1900 of Le ThÚÔtre
magazine.
 
 
 



UNKNOWN MONTH

 
Kawakami Otojir˘ (川上音二郎) as Nagoya Sanza (名古屋山三)

Kawakami Sadayakko (川上貞奴) as Keisei Katsuragi (傾城葛城)

Play: The Geisha and The Knight
Print Date: 1901
Personal Collection
       
Note: This was a play based in part on Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji
(京鹿子娘道成寺) which Sadayakko performed in the United
States and in Europe between September 1899 and November 1900.
Presumably, this print was  made to commemorate her performance
abroad and/or as a souvenir for purchase during her upcoming
second European tour, which lasted from from June 1901 to July
1902.  Sadayakko and her husband Kawakami Otojir˘ (川上音二郎)
would eventually perform a version of this play in Tokyo at the Meiji-
za in June 1909 under the title Geisha to Bushi (芸者と武士).  The
print is based on a photograph by Joseph Byron of the final act of
The Geisha and The Knight performed at the Berkeley Lyceum
Theatre in New York City in March 1900.