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Sandaime Sanogawa Ichimatsu no Gionmachi no hakujin Onayo
三代目佐野川市松の祇園町の白人おなよ
Bib ID 6646503
Format PicturePicture [still image, sheet]
Uniform Title Sandaime Sanogawa Ichimatsu no Gionmachi no hakujin Onayo
三代目佐野川市松の祇園町の白人おなよ
Description Kyōto : Matsuda Torazō, 1980's 
1 print : colour illustrations ; 31 x 21 (woodblock) in 34 x 24 cm (sheet) 
Notes

The woodblock print was printed using a newer set of woodblocks, made by a professional carver in Kyoto. The famous woodblock print image was originally created by Sharaku in late 18th cenutury. The woodblock set to create this print is also held in the Library's collection at vn6539516 / OJRB ef19.

Sanogawa Ichimatsu lll, who was called Seifu as a poet, had his haousehold name Mikawaya. When he was young, he became a student of Nakamura Kumetaro, an actor who was very famous in playing a role of women, and Nakamura Kumejiro was the first artist name given to him. In 1784, he succeeded Sanogawa and became Sanogawa Ichimatsu lll and chiefly played roles of young men and women on stage. In 1799, he became a student of Ichikawa Danzo and changed his name to Ichikawa Aragoro. Sanogawa Ichimatsu lll in this painting appears as Harlot Onayo, a role of a woman he played in his latter part of his Oyama life. He died in 1814 at the age of 55, and it is assumed that he should be around 35 when he played Onayo last as shown in this picture. Incidentally, a word Hakujin means a professional harlot mostly used among the people in Kyoto and Osaka redlight districts. His skirt-like trousers of check design were very popular since the time of Sanogawa Ichimatsu l and the check design is not called the Ichimatsu pattern. His short neck that appears from his flashy red costume and a half dozen ornamental hairpins exaggerates the size of his head and represents a fat middle aged man, possibly impressing people an ugly image. --- from the sheet attached, prepared by Takamizawa Kenkyujo.

本図は、寛政6年5月都座上演の「花菖蒲文禄曽我」に取材した作品。 「花菖蒲文禄曽我」は、元禄14年(1701)に実際に起こった、幼い兄弟が父と兄の仇を28年を経て伊勢国亀山城下で討ち取った「亀山の仇討ち」をもとに脚色された。父を殺し秘伝の巻物を奪った藤川水右衛門を三兄弟が敵と狙うが、長兄の源蔵は逆に返り討ちに遭ってしまう。幼い二人の兄弟源之丞・半二郎が亀山城主桃井家の家老大岸蔵人の助けをかりて28年後に敵の水衛門を討ち取るという筋書きである。第5幕祇園町の茶屋の場面のおなよが描かれている --- from website http://www.emuseum.jp/top?d_lang=ja

Subjects Ichikawa, Aragorō, 1759-1814.  |  Kabuki -- Japan -- Pictorial works.  |  Actors -- Japan -- Pictorial works.  |  Impersonators, Female -- Japan -- Pictorial works.
市川荒五郎, 1759-1814.
Form/genre Woodblock prints.
Other authors/contributors Tōshūsai Sharaku, active 1794
東洲斎写楽, active 1794

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