Arts and Designs of Japan
September Selection September 2018

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Actors of the Asao Family
Top to bottom: Asao Tamejuro as Araki Murashige, Asao Kuzaemon as Yazaki no Kyusaku, and Asao Tamejuro II as the yakko Ippei
Series Kokon Haiyu Nigao – Anthology of Actor Portraits Past and Present
Date 10/1863
Publisher Hirookaya Kosuke
Format Oban (9 1/4" X 14")
Comment This is a series of 100 prints, portraits of 300 actors, grouped by families. The portrait of each actor in one of his famous roles is accompanied by text describing his lineage.
Price $125.
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