Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Bandō Mitsugorō III (坂東三津五郎) as Mitsugatsuji (三ヶつ地) Tsurunosuke (鶴之介) from the play Sugata no Hana Azuma no Date-zome [姿花江戸伊達染]

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Dates: 1812,created
Dimensions: 10.25 in,15.125 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Suzuki Ihei
(Marks 502 - seal 04-028)
Gyōji censor's seal: Yamatō (Yamashiroya Tōemon)

Related links: Ritsumeikan University; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - the left-hand panel mate to this print;

Physical description:

As noted above this print illustrates a figure in the play Sugata no Hana Azuma no Date-zome which was performed at the ichimura-za in the 3rd month of 1812. This appears to be the right-hand panel of a diptych. The left panel shows Sawamura Sōjūrō IV as the wrestler Narukami Katsunosuke. [To see a copy of that print click on the link to the Museum of Fine Arts above.]