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Title
Kakitsu, Kikugoro and Nakamura Fukusuke in garden
Creator
Chikanobu, Yoshu
Date Created and/or Issued
1887-01
Publication Information
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints
Rights Information
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Description
This play, now commonly called "Gorozo the Gallant / Gosho no Gorozo," included in the first act the brutal murder of young Hototogisu, daughter of a tea ceremony master, by Yuri no kata, jealous wife of the daimyo Asama Tomoenojo, who had just taken Hototogisu as his concubine. In this scene Bando Kakitsu I (1847-93) as Menosuke rushes in to try stop Yurinokata, played by Onoe Kikugoro V (1844-1903), from stabbing Hototogisu, acted by Nakamura Fukusuke (1841-1921). Based on a novel by Ryutei Tanehiko (1783-1842), the kabuki version was written by Kawatake Mokuami (1816-1893) and first performed in 1864, but about 1887, when this print was produced, the first act was eliminated because (ostensibly) of its onstage violence. The rest of the play concerns two samurai who had served in the Asama household and a woman they both loved named Satsuki. Mokuami was famous for his domestic dramas, and with bringing new stories and staging to the theater in the late Edo and early Meiji eras. Chikanobu's rendition has the appearance of a staged play, with painted flats in the background, but is quite different from his earlier depictions of actors on stage. Kawatake Mokuami (translated by Alan Cummings), "Gorozo the Gallant" in James R. Brandon and Samuel L. Leiter (ed.), Kabuki Plays on Stage: Darkness and Desire, 1804-1864 (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2002, pp. 291-317).
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cyw/id/193
Language
Japanese
Subject
Men (male humans)
Women
Kimonos
Costume
Swords
Gardens
Flowers
Lanterns (lighting devices)
Daggers (weapons)
Meiji
Print
Time Period
Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Source
Woodcuts; Ink on Paper; 13 7/8 in. x 27 3/4 in. (35.24 cm x 70.49 cm); accession number 2003.1.23
Relation
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cyw

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