Posted by Paul Griffith (220.127.116.11) on November 14, 2018 at 08:14:08:
In Reply to: Kunichika diptych unknown title and acto posted by Anna on November 13, 2018 at 20:16:18:
Your diptych by Toyohara Kunichika depicts the last scene of Act III called 'Uramon no ba' from the famous play 'Kanadehon Chushingura'. The actors and roles are: (left sheet) Iwai Hanshiro VIII as Okaru, and (right sheet) Kawarasaki Sansho (later, Ichikawa Danjuro IX) as Hayano Kanpei. This performance was staged at the Morita-za Theatre in the 5th month of 1873.
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