Actor Ichikawa Danjuro as Takenuki Goro

Organization control number
A-10569-419
Cultural property designation
Important Cultural P
Classification
Painting
Author
By Torii Kiyomasu (dates unknown)
Era century
Edo period, dated 1697 (Genroku 10)
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
This is Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro in the play ""Tsuwamono Gogen Soga"" performed at Nakamura-za Theater in Edo (present-day Tokyo), May 1697. The dynamic aragoto or ""rough"" style of Kabuki performed in Edo is expressed through the exaggerated musculature and heavy outlines characteristic of the early Torii school works. The vigor of the scene is further enhanced by the use of plain and strong colors.(20111213_h102)