Japanese Print Description
Ichikawa Danjuro IX as (Naifu) Shigemori
Signed: Kunichika hitsu
Series: 100 Roles of Danjuro IX
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
Very good impression and colors. Album backing. Deluxe printing with metallic pigments, burnishing and gaufrage effects. A small stain.
“Shigemori Kangen” was written by Kawatake Mokuami (at that time Shinshichi) and premiered by Danjuro IX in May 1876 at Nakamura-za. It is one of the Living History plays, therefore Danjuro wears realistic beard. This became one of the most popular repertoire for Danjuro IX and was chosen into Shin Kabuki Juhachiban.