Subject: Ōkawa Hashizō I as Nikki Danjō.
Title: Budō meiyoden (Tales of masters of martial arts).
Play: Azuma miyage date no hinagata.
Signature: Ichijutei Kunimasu ga
Publisher’s, or print-seller’s seal: Kawaoto
Collection: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
1. According to a banzuke (theatre programme) listed no. 2-497 in Shibai banzuke mokuroku, vol. 1, the performance at the Naka Theatre took place in the eighth month of 1848, but according to Ihara, T., (ed.), Kabuki nenpyō, vol. 6, p. 541, it took place in the seventh month.
One or two weeks after his successful appearance in Azuma miyage date no hinagata at the Naka Theatre, Ōkawa Hashizō started acting at the Kado Theatre in Osaka.
Some impressions show differences in the subtle bokashi on the actor’s garment.