Jul 9, 2014

Ichikawa Ebizo III as Yanone Goro in Nenriki arahitogami

Ichikawa Ebizo III as Yanone Goro in Nenriki arahitogami


Torii Kiyonobu II 二代目 鳥居 清信

(Japanese, 1706-1763)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 38.4 x 17.2 cm (15 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Gift from J. H. Wade 1921.339



Yanone (The Arrowhead) was one of the most famous plays in the Ichikawa Danjuro family repertoire. Goro, the hero of the play, sharpens arrowheads as a friend comes to wish him a happy New Year. Corny jokes and the sight of Goro in flamboyant clothing made the play very popular.

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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Gift from J. H. Wade

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