portrait, nearly in profile from PL, of man wearing a hat with a purple silk tie with tassels; brightly-colored garments--light green with blue, green and brown circular patterns, and bright blue with predominately white flower or crane pattern; grey ground

Actor Ichikawa Ebizō IX as Togashi Saemon in The Subscription List (Kanjinchō), March 1958

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This watercolor study was to be produced into a print, however, the print was never realized. Ichikawa Ebizō IX (1909-1965) played Togashi Saemon in Kanjinchō (The Subscription List) in October of 1957 at Tokyo’s Kabuki Theater—a production that toured to Osaka (Nov. 1957) and Nagoya (April 1958).

Set in the 12th century, The Subscription List is one of the most popular kabuki plays. Togashi is captain of the guards at the Ataka Gate charged with stopping the disguised Yoshitsune, leader of the Minamoto forces, and his party.

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Title
Actor Ichikawa Ebizō IX as Togashi Saemon in The Subscription List (Kanjinchō)
Artist Life
1886 - 1960
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.68
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portrait, nearly in profile from PL, of man wearing a hat with a purple silk tie with tassels; brightly-colored garments--light green with blue, green and brown circular patterns, and bright blue with predominately white flower or crane pattern; grey ground