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Bandō Hikosaburō V (坂東彦三郎) as Gengobei (源五兵衛) in the play
Drawing a crowd for the chorus in the two theaters
(Koe mo Sorou Ryōza no Ōyose - 音揃成両勘大寄) -
the center panel of a triptych

Identifier: 1868 Kunichika p814
Description:

While the hands of his dying victim grasp at his bloody robes, a ronin or masterless samurai raises the lantern with his gory hand. You can't see it in this print, but Gengobei's bloody right hand is holding a sword in the left-hand panel of the triptych from which this is the center panel.

This print commemorates a performance at the Nakamura Morita Theater in 9/1868.

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There is another image of Gengobei, a magnificent image, in the Lyon Collection, but this one was drawn by Toyokuni I 67 years earlier. See #208.

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