Japanese Print Description
Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Soga no Goro in Yanone
Signed: Kunichika hitsu
Series: 100 Roles of Danjuro IX
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
Very good impression and colors. Album backing. Mica, burnishing and gaufrage effects.
Soga no Goro sharpening an arrow.
The short and bombastic “Ya-no-Ne” scene was staged for the first time in 1729 at the Nakamuraza within the new year program “Suehiro Ehô Soga”. It was integrated into the Kabuki Juhachiban collection of 18 Greatest Kabuki Plays (of the Ichikawa clan) by Ichikawa Ebizo V (Danjuro VII) in 1840. The current version was created by Danjuro IX in 1882. It is still generally performed in January.