- Museum number
- Object: (Santo yakusha) Masukagami (三都俳優) ますかゞみ (Mirror-perfect Reflections of Actors in the Three Cities)
Illustrated book. Vol. 1 of two volumes. Half-length portraits of kabuki actors in Edo, Osaka and Kyoto, with kyoka poems. Colour woodblock-printed.
- Production date
Height: 21.90 centimetres
Width: 15.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
Hokushu, a major Osaka designer of actor prints, shows in this book how much he owed to Toyokuni (especially 'Yakusha awase kagami', 1979, 0305, 0200, published two years earlier). The 'three cities' are Edo, Osaka and Kyoto.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
'Kabuki Heroes of the Osaka Stage, 1780-1830'
British Museum, 30th Jun-15th Sep 2005
Osaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan, 1st Oct-23rd Nov 2005
Waseda Daigaku Tsubouchi-Hakushi Kinen Engeki Hakubutsukan, 1st Dec 2005-23rd Jan 2006
2015 Jan 27-Apr 28, London, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.212 (Hillier no.)