Toshusai Sharaku

Sharaku is a painter, who appeared from nowhere and disappeared just as suddenly after leaving over 140 pieces during the short period between May 1794 and January 1795. He left the portraits of actors who performed in plays, staged in the three authorized theaters in Edo. Sharaku’s portraits with their unique expressions were initially accepted by people with surprise,

but they could not retain the interest because the painter’s exaggerated portrayals often destroyed the images of adored popular actors. Thus, Sharaku was forgotten until the beginning of the 20th century, when a German, Julius Kurth wrote the book “Sharaku,” which acquainted Europeans with his greatness.

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The actor Otani Tokuji as Sodesuke, a Manservant

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Otani Tokuji as Sodesuke, a Manservant

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Ichikawa MonnosukeⅡ as Date no Yosaku

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Ichikawa MonnosukeⅡ as Date no Yosaku

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Segawa KikunojoⅢ as Oshizu, the Wife of Tanabe Bunzo

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Segawa KikunojoⅢ as Oshizu, the Wife of Tanabe Bunzo

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Iwai HanshiroⅣ as Shigenoi, the Wetnurse

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Iwai HanshiroⅣ as Shigenoi, the Wetnurse

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Onoe Matsusuke as Matsushita Mikinoshin

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Onoe Matsusuke as Matsushita Mikinoshin

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Segawa TomisaburoⅡ as Yadorigi, the Wife of Ogishi Kurando

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Segawa TomisaburoⅡ as Yadorigi, the Wife of Ogishi Kurando

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Sanokawa IchimatsuⅢ as Onayo of Gion-machi

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Sanokawa IchimatsuⅢ as Onayo of Gion-machi

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Takemura Sadanoshin

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Takemura Sadanoshin

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Arashi Ryuzo as Ishibe no Kinkichi

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Arashi Ryuzo as Ishibe no Kinkichi

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Ichikawa YaozoⅢ as Tanabe Bunzo

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Ichikawa YaozoⅢ as Tanabe Bunzo

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Tanimura Torazo as Washizuka Hatsuheiji

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Tanimura Torazo as Washizuka Hatsuheiji

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Otani Oniji III as Edobe

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Otani Oniji III as Edobe

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Morita KanyaⅨ as Uguisu no Jirosaku, a Palanquin Bearer

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Morita KanyaⅨ as Uguisu no Jirosaku, a Palanquin Bearer

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Matsumoto Yonesaburo as Shinobu

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Matsumoto Yonesaburo as Shinobu

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Bando MitsugoroⅢ as Ishii Genzo

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Bando MitsugoroⅢ as Ishii Genzo

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Ichikawa Omezo as Ippei, a Manservant

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Ichikawa Omezo as Ippei, a Manservant

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Sakata HangoroⅢ as Fujikawa Mizuemon

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Sakata HangoroⅢ as Fujikawa Mizuemon

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Ichikawa KomazoⅢas Shiga Daishichi

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Ichikawa KomazoⅢas Shiga Daishichi

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Osagawa TsuneyoⅡ as in an Unidentified Female Role

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Osagawa TsuneyoⅡ as in an Unidentified Female Role

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The actor Sawamura SojuroⅢ as Ogishi Kurando

Toshusai Sharaku

The actor Sawamura SojuroⅢ as Ogishi Kurando

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Bando HikosaburoⅢ as Sagisaka Sanai

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Bando HikosaburoⅢ as Sagisaka Sanai

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Actor Matsumoto KoshiroⅣ as Fishmonger Gorobei of Sanya

Toshusai Sharaku

The Actor Matsumoto KoshiroⅣ as Fishmonger Gorobei of Sanya

20,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)