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Nakamura Shikan II (中村芝翫) as Kumagai Naozane (熊谷直実)

Identifier: 1820ca Ashiyuki Shikan II

Nakamura Shikan II as the Genji general Kumagai Naozane in armor astride a black stallion on the beach wielding a war fan. Appearing in the water in Suma Bay is his enemy, the young Heike warrior Atsumori. From the play Ichinotani Futaba Gunki at the Kitahorie Theater in 5/1826.


Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 252.

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