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Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as Takechi Mitsuhide (武智光秀) - right panel of a diptych - from the play Matsushita Kaheiji renga hyōban [松下嘉平治連歌評判]

Identifier: 1829 Shigeharu lattice

This play was still being performed by 1870 as can be seen in a Yoshitaki print in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


We can identify this figure as a member of the Akechi Mitsuhide's Toki clan by the bluebell emblems decorating his robes, even though they are a reddish color here. The bluebell or kikyō is referred to as the Platycodon grandiflorum in Latin.


This panel is situated to the right of a panel showing Arashi Rikan II as Mashira Hisayoshi.

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