Artist: Gigadō Ashiyuki (戯画堂芦ゆき)

Print: Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右ェ門) as Yorikane (頼兼) on the right
and Fujikawa Kayū II (藤川花友) as Takao (高尾) on the left from the play
Meiboku Sendai Hagi [伽藍先代萩]

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Dates: created,1816
Dimensions: 10.5 in,15.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Ashiyuki ga (芦幸画)
Publisher: Shioya Chōbei (Marks 475 - seal 25-092)

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hankyu Culture Foundation - right panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - left panel;

Physical description:

Yorikane can often be identified by the sparrow and bamboo motif on or near him. Takao is often seen wearing robes with maple leaves or they are somewhere nearby.


Reference: Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints) Volume 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 202.


There is another copy of this diptych in the Kamigata Osaka Museum.