Re: Unknown print


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Posted by Lucienne (85.3.77.67) on October 17, 2021 at 19:38:54:

In Reply to: Unknown print posted by Jim Spencer on October 17, 2021 at 18:23:22:

Here's info about Kunisada II and samples if his signatures
http://www.myjapanesehanga.com/home/artists/utagawa-kunisada-ii

Resume concerning actor
Kawarazaki Kunitarō I 河原崎国太郎 (1849-1867)
Source: Kabuki 21 website http://www.kabuki21.com/kkunitaro.php
Born in Edo in 1849. Son of Kawarazaki Gonnosuke VI, he started his career as a wakashugata (actors specializing in adolescent male roles )in the 2nd lunar month of 1859, at the Ichimuraza where he received the name of Kawarazaki Kunitarō I. He became wakaonnagata (onnagata specialized in young maiden or princess roles) in the 11th lunar month of 1863, playing the role of Okumi in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura". He made his last stage apperance in the 2nd lunar month of 1867, at the Ichimuraza, playing the roles of the courtesan Kewaizaka no Shōshō and Ohaya in the drama "Keisei Soga Kuruwa Kagami". He died in Edo the 21st of 4th lunar month of 1867


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