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Bandō Hikosaburō V (坂東彦三郎) as Kanki (かんき) in Kokusenya Kassen (国性爺合戦)

Identifier: 1863 Kunisada p752
Description:

Actor with beard and coral in hair. This image is meant to commemorate a performance at the Nakamura Theater 1863/1.

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The Encyclopedia Britannica says of this play: "Chikamatsu’s most popular work was Kokusenya kassen (1715; The Battles of Coxinga), a historical melodrama based loosely on events in the life of the Chinese-Japanese adventurer who attempted to restore the Ming dynasty in China."

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There is another print from this series in the Lyon Collection. It can be found at #749. Also, at #37 is an Osaka diptych by Ashiyuki related to this theme.

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