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the signature might be that of Kunichika, and the actor's name Iwai something, but at that resolution, this is mere guesswork.
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print by Kunichika, signing Toyohara Kunichika hitsu 豊原国周筆
actor Iwai Hanshirô VIII 岩井半四郎 as Umegawa 梅川 (lover of Chubei)
actor Nakamura Soguro I 中村宗十郎 as [Kameya] Chubei 忠兵衛
actor Nakamura Tsuruzô 中村仲蔵 as Hachiemon 八右エ門
actor Iwai Hanshirô VIII 岩井半四郎 VIII as Tsuchiya Umegawa 槌屋梅川
play : Koi no Tayori Misao no Kanabumi 恋飛脚操仮名文 (drama dealing with a lovers' double suicide)
Played at the Nakamura theater in Tokyo on Meiji 7, 6th month (1874)
part of a diptych, see
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