Print: Shini-e of two actor mourners
grieving the loss of a Ichikawa Ebizō V (?)

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Dates: 1859,created
Dimensions: 9.25 in,13.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Related links: Waseda University; Tokyo Metropolitan Library; Victoria and Albert Museum; Hankyu Culture Foundation;

Physical description:

One of the mourners has been identified as Ichikawa Komazō VII who died in 1874. The other mourner may be Ichikawa Danjūrō IX who died in 1903.

The figure in the hanging scroll is wearing a robe decorated with the Ichikawa mon, the mimasu or 'three enclosed measures of rice'.

The first part of the text reads:

安政六己未年三月廿三日 徳誉恢郭子儀善法子 芝山内あかん堂常照院葬

The rest reads: