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Onoe Tamizō II (二代目尾上多見蔵) as both Gorō Tokimune (五郎時宗) and as a young girl from the play Hatsuharu no Kotobuki Iwau Kokonobake - 初春寿九化 - (A Dance of Nine Changes - 九之化之内)

Identifier: 1828ca Shunsei Schwaab 113

One of the most striking things about this print is how modern it looks. The name of the play and the actor are written on the collapsible lantern.

Illustrated in color in Osaka Prints by Dean J. Schwaab, p. 130, #113.


Hatsuharu no kotobuki iwau kokonobake (Nine changes for long-life in early spring: 初春寿九化) brought together a set of nine pieces for a single actor to showcase his skills in acting, recitation, and dance. It is an example of so-called hatsuharu kyōgen ("early spring plays" or "New Year's plays": 初春狂言).

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