Arts and Designs of Japan
January Selection January 2019

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Actors of the Bando Family
Left: (Bando) Hikosaburo II as Ono no Tofu
Right: Bando Hikosaburo as Soga Juro
Series Kokon Haiyu Nigao – Anthology of Actor Portraits Past and Present
Date 6/1863
Publisher Hirookaya Kosuke
Format Oban (9 14" X 14")
Comment Burnished pattern in the purple robe, some embossing
This is from a series of 100 prints, portraits of approximately 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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