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- Object: Sawamura Sojuro III as Enya Hangan 三代目沢村宗十郎の塩谷判官
Colour woodblock print, oban. The kabuki actor Sawamura Sojuro III as the daimyo Enya Hangan Takasada, wearing formal attire (‘kamishimo’) including trailing ‘nagabakama’, in the play ‘Kanadehon Chushingura’ (仮名手本忠臣蔵) by Takeda Izumo II, Miyoshi Shoraku and Namiki Senryu; performed at the Miyako-za from the 4th month of 1795 (Kansei 7).
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- Curator's comments
- [Sawamura Sojuro III as En'ya Hangan]
In the summer of 1795 all three Kabuki theatres staged rival productions of "Chushingura" which were depicted in rival groups of prints by Toyokuni and Shun'ei. Enya Hangan is the young lord who is forced to commit ritual suicide.
(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: Kanadehon Chushingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵) ((play))
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