Ganjôsai KUNIHIRO Bandô Mitsugorô III as Katsumi and Gobu no Mihozoemon
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Ganjôsai KUNIHIRO Ganjôsai KUNIHIRO
(active about 1815–1843)

Bandô Mitsugorô III as Katsumi and Gobu no Mihozoemon

Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as the Shirabyôshi Dancer Katsumi and Gobu no Mihozoemon

Series: Kyû henge no uchi (Dance of Nine Changes). Seven characters depicted on four sheets. Actor Bando Mitsugoro III is shown in the seven parts he played in Somemoyô Naniwa Miyage, which was staged in Kada theatre Osaka in 1821.

Signature: Kunihiro ga
Publisher: Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki)
Date: 3/1821

Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Size: Oban (35,8 x 25,9 cm)

Inventory No. F364
All artworks are sold as seen on the picture.

180,00 €

This series by Kunihiro show a socalled transformation piece performed by a single actor. Bandô Mitsugorô III is depicted in all seven characters (three sheets show the actor twice). Portraying the same actor in two or more roles on a single sheet was a common practice in ukiyo-e e print design.

For other prints of this series see: F362, F363 and F365