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Izutu-ya Dembei and Oshun Ichikawa, by Utagawa Kunisada

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An image of Onoe Kikugorô III as Izutu-ya Dembei and Iwai Kumesaburô II as Oshun Ichikawa. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864).  Colour print from woodblocks with metallic pigments and blind embossing (karazuri). Shikishiban format surimono diptych. Poets: Ryukaen Mizugaki and Ryuôtei Hananari. Circa 1832. This scene of lovers meeting under a plum tree in a rain storm illustrates the play Scapegoat Oshun (Migawari Oshun, or Hanakawado migawari no dan), which was performed with these actors in 1827 and 1832.

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Onoe Kikugorô III as Izutu-ya Dembei and Iwai Kumesaburô II as Oshun Ichikawa. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864). Colour print from woodblocks with metallic pigments and blind embossing (karazuri). Shikishiban format surimono diptych. Poets: Ryukaen Mizugaki and Ryuôtei Hananari. Circa 1832. This scene of lovers meeting under a plum tree in a rain storm illustrates the play Scapegoat Oshun (Migawari Oshun, or Hanakawado migawari no dan), which was performed with these actors in 1827 and 1832.

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  • Accession Number: P.479-1937
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 881 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 249.79kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:07:01 16:42:43

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19th Century 458392 Date Dembei Department Edo Period Fitz_PDP Japanese Medium Nationalities Oshun Other Keywords Shikishiban Utagawa Kunisada Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd actor bare feet clothes clothing costume diptych fashion female fruits hair hairstyle janomegasa kanzashi hairpin kimono lady lovers meeting obi plays plum blossom plum tree plums print rain raining rainy sash stormy surimono theatre theatrical umbrellas weather woman woodblock woodcut

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