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Kikujirō in the role of Hatsukiku

 

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Kikujirō in the role of Hatsukiku

by Terasawa Kōtarō, 1915

IHL Cat. #837

About This Print

This print is one of two small format prints created by Terasawa Kōtarō (fl. ca. 1915) for the short-lived 1915 magazine Shin Nigao whose purpose was to advertise the Kabuki theater and renew interest in actor prints.  This print, appearing in the second issue of the magazine was published in July 2015 and depicts the actor Onoe Kikujirō III as the bride Hatsukiku.

For more information on this short-lived magazine whose purpose was to advertise the Kabuki theater and renew interest in actor prints, see the article Shin Nigao Magazine.

The Actor in this Print

For background on the actor Onoe Kikujirō III (1882-1919) see the entry in the article The Kabuki Actor on this site.
Onoe Kikujirō III as Hatsukiku in June 1915
at the Ichimura-za.
  image source: Japan Arts Council 
BM000556

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #837
 Title  [Onoe] Kikujirō [III] [in the role of] Hatsukiku
 初菊 (菊次郎) [as printed on the presentation page this print was originally tipped to.]

 Magazine  Shin Nigao (New Portraits) volume unknown 新似顔 第一年
 Artist
 Terasawa Kōtarō (fl. ca. 1915)
 Signature
 Terasawa Kōtarō ga (寺澤孝太郎 畫 printed on the presentation page print was originally mounted to.) 
 Seal
 unread seal
 Date  July 1915
 Edition  First and only edition printed in magazine Shin Nigao
 Publisher  Nigaodō 似顔洞
 Carver  Igami Bonkotsu (1875-1933)
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Miscellaneous  
 Genre  shin hanga (new prints); nigao-e
 Format  Koban
 H x W Paper  7 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (18.1 x 12.1 cm)
 Collections This Print  The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum of Waseda University 201-0462; The British Museum 1991,1112,0.193.2 (entire magazine, only front cover shown); Art Research Center Ritsumeikan University  BM-SJ193-02  (British Museum's copy of entire magazine with all pages shown)
 Reference Literature

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