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Subject: Ichikawa Morinosuke II as Saitō Rippon.

Play unidentified.

Date: 1836-1837 (?)

Signature: Ichijuen Sadamasu ga

Format: ōban

Private collection.


Among several names beginning with Saitō, this role is not mentioned in Iizuka, T., Kabuki Saiken, neither in Kawatake, T., Kabuki TōjōJinbutsu. Moreover, Ichikawa Morinosuke II acted during the 1830s and early 1840s mainly at the middle theatres, such as the Wakadayū and Ōnishi Theatre, which makes it even more difficult to trace the related actual performance. At the moment there is no lead for further research. The date given is a rough one, based on the style of the print and signature.