Ichikawa Ebizo III as Yanone Goro in Nenriki arahitogami

Ichikawa Ebizo III as Yanone Goro in Nenriki arahitogami

1758

Torii Kiyonobu II

(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

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print
Credit line: 
Gift from J. H. Wade

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