Ichikawa Somegoro VII assumed the stage name of Matsumoto Koshiro X in January of this year.
Capturing this outstanding actor on and behind the stage in his days as Ichikawa Somegoro VII for 17 years in numerous photos, Nomura chooses to show the world of kabuki in monochrome to reveal the “true nature of roles” through how Somegoro has depicted each role in his facial expression and motion.
Please don’t miss the opportunity to discover the miraculous moments Sakiko Nomura, the photographer who has been capturing Ichikawa Somegoro VII on and behind the stage, proudly presents.
As the same time as the exhibit, a photo collection “Zanmu - Residual Dreams” will be released for a limited quantity of 2000 copies (with the serial number). No reprint.
Meet the total 593 roles he has played appear in this beautiful publication - from the very first stage appearance as Matsumoto Kintaro III to the last stage as Ichikawa Somegoro VII on November 25, 2017.
Also included is the essay by Matsumoto Koshiro on his current state of mind.
We will be more than honored if you can take a look at this wonderful art piece.