Utagawa Yoshitaki Actor Arashi Risho as Koibuchi Kaname

Utagawa Yoshitaki, 1841-1899

Actor Arashi Risho as Koibuchi Kaname
(Koibuch Kaname, Arashi Risho)

signed below the title at the upper left Yoshitaki hitsu, titled Koibuchi Kaname: Arashibashi sho, numbered junana (17) at the middle left, publisher Yaoya Zensuke's name along the left margin, Yaozen shi, ca. 1864

chuban tate-e 10 by 7 1/8 in., 25.4 by 18 cm

Utagawa Yoshitaki (also known as Ichiyosai Yoshitaki) was a student of Utagawa Yoshiume (1819-1879). Yoshitaki was the most prolific designer of kabuki prints based in Osaka from the 1860s-1880s. The actor is likely Arashi Risho I (Mimasu Gennosuke IV, dates unknown) in the role of Koibuchi Kaname (1810-60), a Shinto priest.



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