Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-Century Kabuki Prints

Highlighting works from Musée Guimet's holdings, "Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-Century Kabuki Prints" presents a breadth of work on Japan's rich theater culture represented by animated and colorful woodblock prints.
, 'Actor Bando Mitsugoro II in the role of Ishii Genzo,' 1794, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Toshusai Sharaku

Actor Bando Mitsugoro II in the role of Ishii Genzo, 1794

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Portrait of onnagata Osa-gawa Tsuneyo II in the play Koinyôbô somewake tazuna (The Loved wife’s multi-coloured leading-rope), after Chika-matsu Monzaemon,' 1794, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Toshusai Sharaku

Portrait of onnagata Osa-gawa Tsuneyo II in the play Koinyôbô somewake tazuna (The Loved wife’s multi-coloured leading-rope), after Chika-matsu Monzaemon, 1794

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Play at the Nakamuraza theatre in the 8th month of 1768; Two Actors: Ichikawa Yaozo II in the role of Hanshichi and Sagawa Kikunojo in the role of Sankatsu,' 1768, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Katsukawa Shunsho

Play at the Nakamuraza theatre in the 8th month of 1768; Two Actors: Ichikawa Yaozo II in the role of Hanshichi and Sagawa Kikunojo in the role of Sankatsu, 1768

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Program from a kabuki theatre,' Second half of the 18th century, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Unknown Artist

Program from a kabuki theatre, Second half of the 18th century

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Portrait of the actor Ichikawa Yaozô III in the role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune,' 1796, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Portrait of the actor Ichikawa Yaozô III in the role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, 1796

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Kabuki play "Sono Omokage Matsu ni Sakura" with Sawamura Sôjurô III in the role of Soga no Juro, Ichikawa Monnosuke II embodies the ghost of Seigen, Segawa Kikunojô III in the role of Tora, accompanied by narrators and a shamisen player ,' 1783, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Torii Kiyonaga

Kabuki play "Sono Omokage Matsu ni Sakura" with Sawamura Sôjurô III in the role of Soga no Juro, Ichikawa Monnosuke II embodies the ghost of Seigen, Segawa Kikunojô III in the role of Tora, accompanied by narrators and a shamisen player , 1783

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'The actor Ichikawa Yaozo II in the role of samurai Gunsuke,' 1770, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Ippitsusai Bunchô

The actor Ichikawa Yaozo II in the role of samurai Gunsuke, 1770

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Scene from Act III of Shuten-doji: Watanabe no Tsuna fighting the demon at the Rashomon gate,' 1704-1716, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Torii Kiyomasu

Scene from Act III of Shuten-doji: Watanabe no Tsuna fighting the demon at the Rashomon gate, 1704-1716

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Ichikawa Danjuro VII in the role of Shibaraku,' c. 1820, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Utagawa Toyokuni III (Utagawa Kunisada)

Ichikawa Danjuro VII in the role of Shibaraku, c. 1820

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'The actors Ichikawa Omezo I in the role of and Adachi Tokuro and Nakayama Tomisaburo I in the role of Matsumura Tatsue-mon,' 1795-1796, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Kitagawa Utamaro

The actors Ichikawa Omezo I in the role of and Adachi Tokuro and Nakayama Tomisaburo I in the role of Matsumura Tatsue-mon, 1795-1796

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Perspective view of the pleasure quarters ,' First half of the 18th century, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Unknown Artist

Perspective view of the pleasure quarters , First half of the 18th century

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Teika's Journey - Acte IV: Le voyage de Teika – Acte IV : Ukare mumakata Teika no mi- chiyuki, represented at the Yamamura theatre in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1710,' 7th year of the Meiwa era-1710, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Torii Kiyomasu

Teika's Journey - Acte IV: Le voyage de Teika – Acte IV : Ukare mumakata Teika no mi- chiyuki, represented at the Yamamura theatre in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1710, 7th year of the Meiwa era-1710

"Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-century Kabuki Prints" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)