Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Bandō Mitsugorō III (坂東三津五郎) as 手妻江戸蔵 -
performing the linking rings as 金は打

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Dates: 1818,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: woodblock print

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Matsumura Tatsuemon
(Marks 311 - seal 02-040)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Waseda University; Waseda University - a different image by Yamamotoya Heikichi of this actor in this role;

Physical description:

This print represents a performance of Banzui Chōbei shōjin manaita (幡随長兵衛精進爼板) by Sakurada Jisuke I at Nakamura Theater in 1818. Waseda University has 7 different prints by Toyokuni I, including this one, from this particular performance.

As of August 2014 we have yet to resolve the relevance of this figure with the rings with the play mentioned above.