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The Portland Japanese Garden presents - Kabuki: A Revolution in Color and Design


Caught in the Act:
Woodblock Kabuki Prints from the
Lavenberg collection of Japanese Prints



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The Seven Prints Picked for the Exhibition

IHL Cat. #1275

Other Kabuki Prints



 IHL Cat. #1230
Kataoka Gadō, Nakamura Fukusuke and Iwai Matsunosuke in Hibariyama koma tsunagi matsu
 IHL Cat. #682
The scene Kumagai Jin'ya from the play Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
The scene Kumagai Jin'ya from the play Ichinotani Futaba Gunki, 1887
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900) 
IHL Cat. #592
September Kyogen at the
Asakusa-za, 1893
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900) 

IHL Cat. #403
The Subscription List, 1883
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
 IHL Cat. #389
The actors Ichikawa Danjuro,
Ichikawa Kodanji and
Ichikawa Sandanji in
 “Ashigara Yama no Ba", 1896
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
 IHL Cat. #705
Sarumawashi Kado De no Hitofushi,
1896

Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)

  IHL Cat. #404
Kabukiza Sangatsu Okuyuki,
1899
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
IHL Cat. #1176
Rokkasen Kyōga no Suminuri
 Rokkasen Kyōga no Suminuri, 1880
Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920)
 IHL Cat. #1246
Chiarini’s Astounding Circus
Chiarini’s Astounding Circus, 1886
Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920)

IHL Cat. #846
Kabuki-za Sangatsu Kyōgen, 1901
Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920)

IHL Cat. #863
Fuku no kami jōruri at the Meiji-za, 1897
Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920)

 IHL Cat. #665
Kabuki-za Shin Kyō
gen - Kasuga no Tsubone, 1903
Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920)
IHL Cat. #953
The actors Iwai Shijaku, Ichikawa Komazō V and Matsumoto Kōshirō V in Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki, 1836
Utagawa Kunisada I (1786–1865)

 IHL Cat. #1187
The actors Ōtani Tomoemon IV, Bandō Shuka I, Nakayama Bungorō II, Bandō Kichiya and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (in the play Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu)
 The actors Ōtani Tomoemon IV, Bandō Shuka I, Nakayama Bungorō II, Bandō Kichiya and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (in the play Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu), 1851
Utagawa Kunisada I (1786–1865) 

  IHL Cat. #1185
The actors Iwai Kumesaburō III, Ichikawa Ebizō V and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (in a scene from Koi goromo Karigane zome)
The actors Iwai Kumesaburō III, Ichikawa Ebizō V and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (in a scene from Koi goromo Karigane zome), 1852
Utagawa Kunisada I (1786–1865)
IHL Cat. #675
Actors Bandō Takesaburō I, Bandō Shūka I, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII, Iwai Kumesaburō III and Nakamura Fukusuke I, 1854
Utagawa Kunisada I (1786–1865)
IHL Cat. #1197
The actors Nakamura Nakasuke II, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Tomijūrō II and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (in the play Ume yanagi sakigake zōshi)
The actors Nakamura Nakasuke II, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Tomijūrō II and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (in the play Ume yanagi sakigake zōshi), 1854
Utagawa Kunisada I (1786–1865)



IHL Cat. #1259
Unidentified actor as Fusanosuke, No. 57 from the series Edo meisho awase no uchi
Unidentified actor as Fusanosuke,
No. 57 from the series
Edo meisho awase no uchi, 1867

Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
IHL Cat. #1258
Unidentified actor as Saburō from the series Tōto meisho awase no uchi
Unidentified actor as Saburō,
No. 62 from the series
Tōto meisho awase no uchi, 1867

Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)


IHL Cat. #701    IHL Cat. #683
Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Higuchi Jirō Kanemitsu from the series
One Hundred Roles of
Ichikawa Danjūrō
, 1898
Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
 IHL Cat. #77 
The actor Bandô Mitsugorô IV in the play "Hana to Mitsu Yuki no Shiraishi," 1834
Utagawa Kunisada I (1786–1865)




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