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Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) in the role of a black man or kuronbō (黒んばう) in Western clothing carrying a large piece of coral - from the series Dance of the Nine Changes (Kokonobake no uchi - 九変化ノ内) - from the play Yosete Aratani Kokonobake (よせてあらたにここのばけ)

Identifier: 1830 Yoshikuni

Listed in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei Collected Kamigata Actor Prints, vol. 1, Osaka, 1998, no. 364.

There is one other print from this series of 9 in the Lyon Collection. It represents Nakamura Utaemon III as the Tamamo no Mae.

The text on the left side reads: 黒くともよこれめはなし春の海 芝翫

There is another print from this series in Lyon Collection. See the link above.

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