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Tiger and Hare from the series Haiyū mitate jūnishi

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Tiger and Hare

from the series Haiyū mitate jūnishi 

by Toyohara Kunichika, 1869

Geisha stringing a shamisen from the series Thirty-six Tokyo Restaurants

IHL Cat. #1302

About This Print

The actors Kawarazaki Sanshō 河原崎三升 in the role of Watōnai Sankan 和藤内三官 matched with the sign of the tiger 寅 and Nakamura Sōjūrō 中村宗十郎 in the role of Kawarazaki mimasu Ashigarayama no yamauba 足柄山のやまうば, matched with the sign of the hare .

The Actors Pictured

For information on the actors pictured in this print see The Kabuki Actor.

The Six Prints in the Series

  
Rat 子 and Ox 丑
The actors Nakamura Shikan IV and Bandō Mitsugurō
 
  

  
Monkey 申 and Bird 酉
The actors Sawamura Tosshō II and Sawamura Tanosuke III

  Dog 戌 and Boar 亥
The actors Nakamura Shikan IV  and Onoe Kikugorō V
 
 
Dragon and Snake from the series Haiyū Mitate Jūnishi
Dragon 辰 and Snake 巳
The actors Kawarazaki Sanshō and Onoe Kikugorō V
IHL Cat. #776


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1302
 Title (Description)  Tiger and Hare (寅卯)
 Series  A comparison of actors with the 12 signs of the zodiac
 Haiyū mitate jūnishi 俳優見立十二支
 Artist  Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900)
 Signature
国周筆(年玉印)  
Kunichika hitsu with toshidama seal
 Seal  toshidama seal (see above)
 Publication Date
巳二改 aratame snake 2
February 1869
 Publisher
Dobashi Masadaya han 土橋政田屋 版; trade name Masadaya Heikichi   [Marks: seal 25-448; pub. ref. 302]
(Seal not present on this print.  See IHL Cat. #776 for seal picture)
 Carver
彫長 Horichō 
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - unbacked; minor soiling
 Genre  ukiyo-e; nigao-e; yakusha-e; mitate
 Miscellaneous
 Format  vertical oban
 H x W Paper 
 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (36.8 x 25.1 cm)
 H x W Image 14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in. (35.7 x 24.8 cm)
 Literature 
 
 Collections This Print
 The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum Waseda University 100-5923; Tokyo Metropolitan Library 5714-C137-1 
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