Artist: Tsuruya Kōkei (弦屋光溪)

Print: Bandō Tamasaburō V as Komurasaki of the Miura house
in the play Sono Kouta Yume mo Yoshiwara [其小唄夢廓]

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Dates: 1991,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,15.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Number 27 (of 90) - 二十七

Related links: Tsuruya Kōkei web site; Google maps - Yoshiwara Shrine - one of the only signs of where this famous district was;

Physical description:

This print commemorates a performance at the Kabuki-za in 1991.

Komurasaki is featured in three other prints in the Lyon Collection: #825 by Kuniyoshi; #1020 by Hokuei; and #772 by Eisui.


There is another copy of this print in the collection of the British Museum, but it is not illustrated online.