Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Onoe Kikugorō III (尾上菊五郎) as the ghost of Oiwa in Irohagana Yotsuya Kaidan

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Dates: created,1833
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions

Signed: Ichyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Kawaguchiya Shōzō
(Marks 231 - seal 25-355)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Lyon (earlier Hokushū);Waseda University;

Physical description:

This print commemorates a performance at the Ichimura Theater in the fourth month of 1833.

Another example of this print was shown in Japan in 1994. The catalog from that show, Ukiyo-e from The Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA identified the subject, "The Actor Onoe Kikugoro as the Ghost of Kasane"

In any event, there is an uncanny resemblance to another print in the Lyon Collection by Hokushū (see 'related entities' below).