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Arashi Rikan II as Ushiwaka Saburō (牛若三郎) performing in a mitate - the title cartouche reads: 見立 牛若三郎 嵐璃寛

Identifier: 1830c Sadamasu 01

Ushiwaka (牛若), the name of the young Yoshitsune, means 'young bull' or calf. Ushi (牛) is bull, waka is young.


This is the second panel from the right of a four panel piece.

There is a complete set of these prints in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The full tetraptych is illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 3, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 2001, no. 111.

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