• Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫) in the role of Asahina (朝比奈)  in the play <i>Tsurigitsune Haru no Soga-giku</i> [釣狐春の曽我菊] - this is the center panel of a triptych
Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫) in the role of Asahina (朝比奈)  in the play <i>Tsurigitsune Haru no Soga-giku</i> [釣狐春の曽我菊] - this is the center panel of a triptych
Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫) in the role of Asahina (朝比奈)  in the play <i>Tsurigitsune Haru no Soga-giku</i> [釣狐春の曽我菊] - this is the center panel of a triptych

Toyohara Kunichika (豊原国周) (artist 1835 – 1900)

Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫) in the role of Asahina (朝比奈) in the play Tsurigitsune Haru no Soga-giku [釣狐春の曽我菊] - this is the center panel of a triptych

Print


02/1869
9.75 in x 13.5 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Kunichika hitsu (国周筆)
Publisher: Kiya Sōjirō
(Marks 252 - seal 26-143)
Carver: Hori Uta (彫卯多)
Combined censor and date seal: aratame - 2/1869
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - the full triptych
Waseda University

The figure of Asahina is wearing a kamahige (鎌髭) or scythe beard which is grown in the shape of a scythe. Rather than a proper beard it is made up of sideburns and a moustache.


Kiya Sōjirō (木屋宗次郎) (publisher)
Nakamura Shikan IV (四代目中村芝翫: 7/1860 to January 1899) (actor)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Meiji era (明治時代: 1868-1912) (genre)
Asahina Saburō (朝比奈三郎) (role)
Soga brothers (曾我兄弟) (genre)