Kabuki Actors: Bando Mitsugorō and Iwai Hanshirō

Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper | 38.4 x 26cm | c. 1800

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Toyokuni employed various figure arrangements—a single actor, or two actors shown standing or from the waist up. Here, two actors occupy almost the entire sheet, which is rare in Toyokuni's theatrical prints. The actors, Bandō Mitsugorō in a male rol...
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