Tankei (Inoue Yasuji) 1864 - 89
Advertisement for a Theater Revue at the Chitoseza Theater, 1888/3/10
14.62 x 9.75 in (37.13 x 24.76 cm)
Published by Fukuda Kumajiro Fine impression, color and condition. The Chitoseza was the major theater in Tokyo in the Meiji Era and the forerunner of the Meiji-za, which is still open Hisamatsu, Nihon Bashi. Built and opened in 1873 Destroyed by fire in 1880, rebuilt and reopened in 1885. Burned again in 1890 and reopened as the Meiji-za in 1893 when purchased the actor Ichikawa Sadanji I (1842-1904) Lower right figure of a black minstrel playing a banjo is an interesting touch.