Posted by Alec W. (22.214.171.124) on May 20, 2021 at 06:08:01:
In Reply to: Re: Actor identity questions posted by Michael O on May 20, 2021 at 03:56:10:
The first kanji is 應 (modern form 応) and the third 好, but I'm not sure of the middle one. If you could provide an image with more detail it might help.
You will see just "応好", read "ōkō", as a prefix to signatures by various artists -- it means something like "to satisfy the taste". I expect this slightly longer version likely means something similar.
Many similar constructions are documented at Horst Graebner's Kunisada site; see:
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