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Arashi Rikan II (嵐璃寛) as Osome (お染) on the right and Ichikawa Danzō V as Hisamatsu (久松) on the left in the play Somemoyo Imose no Kadomatsu [染模様妹背門松]

Identifier: 1830-32c Shigeharu diptych

A diptych with bust portraits with a border of New Year's game cards, balls, battledore and shuttlecock and calligraphy.


Unlike other kabuki themes the story of Osome and Hisamatsu is included in nearly all the volumes written about this form of theater.


Illustrated in 1) in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata Yakusha-e Shusei, (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints) volume 2, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka, 1998, no. 143

And the right-hand panel in black and white in 2) in 原色浮世絵大百科事典 (Genshoku Ukiyoe Daihyakka Jiten), vol. 9, p. 137. The left-hand panel is illustrated in color in the same volume on p. 107.

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