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Artist: Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川春章)

Print: Matsumoto Kōshirō II as Hata no Daizen Taketora and Ichikawa Yaozō II as Kujaku no Saburō on the right, Nakajima Mihoemon II as Aramaki Mimishirō and Nakamura Shōchō as Ōtomo no Kuronushi (or Ki no Tsurayuki) on the left

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Dates: created,circa 1772
Dimensions: 11.0 in,6.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Related links: Art Institute Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;

Physical description:

Based on the play Kuni no Hana Ono no Itsumoji (倭花小野五文字). These two sheets are from the book Yakusha Kuni no Hana (Prominent Actors of Japan).

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Illustrated in black and white in The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School, p. 388, #168.