Meiji Kabuki Through the Eyes of Toyohara Kunichika (1873)

Kabuki In-Depth -- Jul 21
In this video, we will have a look at Toyohara Kunichika's series of ukiyo-e prints Haiyū Rakugo Atari Kurabe ("Actors and Comedy, Comparisons of Hits"), published in 1873 and offering a glimpse into the colorful world of early Meiji period kabuki, showcasing some of the great actors of this period at a relatively early stage of his career, including Ichikawa Danjūrō IX, Onoe Kikugorō V, Nakamura Sōjūrō, Ichikawa Sadanji I, Suketakaya Takasuke IV and others.


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