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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]

Identifier: 1816 Ashiyuki diptych

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.

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