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Artist: Jukōdō Yoshikuni (寿好堂よし国)

Print: Onoe Fujaku III (尾上芙雀) as Miki Jūemon (三木十右衛門)

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Dates: created,1831
Dimensions: 10.25 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Jukōdō Yoshikuni ga
寿好堂よし国画
Publisher: Kichi
(Marks U140 - seal closest to 06-012)

Related links: Hankyu Culture Foundation;

Physical description:

This print was probably produced showing Onoe Fujaku in a role ostensibly performed after that actor's death earlier that year, i.e., 1831. This role does not appear in the Kabuki nenpyō possibly because it was never performed in the larger kabuki theaters.

The source for this information comes from Stars from the Stage in Osaka: Early 19th-century Japanese Kabuki Prints by Matthi Forrer, p. 67, with a black and white reproduction.

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The Hankyu Culture Foundation give the date of 1828 for this print.

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The text on this print reads: 一此ひと木をれんりと名付しそのいわれはをだのぶなが公ぶせうせんげのかうによつて東大寺の香をはいりやう有そのれいにまかせかうねんにいたりなんてんぢくのきやら木をもつて観世音のぞうを時のぶつしにつくらせらるしかるにぶつししんの名かうを心見んときやらぼくの木くずをくゆらせ見るにけむりしぜんとそんぞうの方へなびきしたがふすゝをもつてれんりのめいかうとなづけのこれるきやらをのぶながつねに御ひそうあり