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"Empress Jingu and the boatman" Kunisada Kabuki actor Woodblock print

"Empress Jingu and the boatman" Kunisada Kabuki actor Woodblock print

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Artist : Kunisada(Toyokuni Ⅲ)

Paper size:14.8"x9.8"  37.5x25cm

Paper material: Japanese paper

Region of Origin : Japan

The age of pictures:19TH Century EDO Period 
Production period:19TH Century EDO Period 

Condition:Paper has small hole and small tear at the edge , burnt, creased and stained.


Picture description

The Japanese title for this Kabuki play is Kamikake sangotaisetsu

Empress Jingu was the wife of Emperor Nakai, the 14th Emperor of Japan.
She is said to have reigned for about 70 years as the first regent from the death of Emperor Nakai to the accession of Emperor Ojin.
If she actually existed, she is believed to have lived in the latter half of the 4th century.

The role of Empress Jingu is played by the first shijaku Iwai. The role of the boatman is played by Tsuruzo Nakamura.

#Iwai Shijaku Kabuki actor
Iwai Shijaku I
Second son of Iwai Hanshiro V and younger brother of Iwai Hanshiro VI. 1804-45.

#Nakamura Tsuruzo I Kabuki actor
Son of choreographer Shigayama Sei III, 1809-86.
Tsuruzo Nakamura I → Nakamura Nakazo III (deposited by Kanzaburo Nakamura XIV)

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