||Haru Asobi Shiki no Ei – Actors on a Spring outing to Azuma Bashi|
Left to right: Onoe Kikugoro V, Nakamura Fukusuke III, and Ichikawa Danjuro IX
||Oban triptych (28" X 13 7/8")|
||Burnished pattern on the green kimono|
Azuma Bridge was the first metal bridge over the Sumida River. It was opened on December 9, 1887, and connected the pleasure quarter of Asakusa with a brewery on the other side of the river. The actors here are not in roles, they are just depicted as being out to enjoy the cherry blossoms.