Kabuki actors - ROM2007_9157_1


Kabuki actors

Medium:Woodblock print on paper
Geography: Japan
Date: 1803 (ap. Succo)
Period: Edo period
hosoe, 33.2 x 15.1 cm
Object number: 926.18.483
Credit Line: Sir Edmund Walker Collection
Not on view
DescriptionThis print depicts kabuki actors Matsumoto Koshire V and Orino Isaburo II in character as two villians striking poses. Koshiro, with his arms folded has a small sickle tucked under his sleeve; Isaburo disguised as a pilgrim wears a yellow cape and straw hat, and carries a latern inscribed "nenbutsu" it is night and the sky is streaked with rain.
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