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Colour woodblock print, oban. The kabuki actors Segawa Kikunojo III as the courtesan Kojoro of the Mikuni House (‘Mikuni Kojoro’) and Arashi Sanpachi I as her elder brother Kujuro (‘Kojoro ani Kujuro’), in the play ‘Tomigaoka koi no yamabiraki’ by Namiki Gohei I performed at the Kiri-za in the 1st month of 1798.
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- Curator's comments
- The print depicts the evil Ugai Kujuro trying to extort money out of his younger sister whom he had previously sold into prostitution in the Fukagawa Pleasure Quarters. (Paul Griffith, 25/11/2009.)
Sampachi plays the role of the villainous cormorant fisherman Kujuro, who is murdered by the hero Shimbei, even though Shimbei is in love with Kujuro's sister, a prostitute in the Mikuniya house. (Label copy, TTC 1995)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001, 30 Jan-8 Apr, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Arts of Japan: Recently repaired paintings, Ukiyo-e IV'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Tomigaoka koi no yamabiraki (富岡恋山開) (play)
Associated Title: Ninin Shinbei (二人新兵衛) (play)
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: B27