Line up of five actors as "rough" popular heroes

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Line up of five actors as "rough" popular heroes. Colour woodcut by Kuniaki, 1862. Half-length figures Actors depicted and patterns on costumes (from left to right of complete triptych): Ichimura Uzaemon (thunder and lightening: chrysanthemum tattoo); Seki Sanjūrō (eagle attacking song bird); Nakamura Shikan (mythic dog and storm clouds); Iwai Kumesaburō (heavenly constellation); Kawarasaki Gonjūrō (dragon). Created Month 2, 1862. Actors – Japan. Contributors: Kuniaki Utagawa (1835–1888). Work ID: sgy93px4.

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