Arts and Designs of Japan
January Selection January 2019

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Actors of the Segawa Family
Top to bottom: (Segawa) Kikunojo III as Dojoji, (Segawa) Roko IV as Omiwa, and (Segawa) Kikunojo V as the geisha Koman
Series Kokon Haiyu Nigao – Anthology of Actor Portraits Past and Present
Date 6/1863
Publisher Hirookaya Kosuke
Format Oban (9 14" X 14")
Comment Embossing on the white collars
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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