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A collection of ten original post card photographs - JAPAN - KABUKI ACTOR PHOTOG - 1928. 
1928 1928 - A set of ten original postcard size photographs, each 14 x 9 cm. Each inscribed on verso in ink with name of the actor, his role and the title of the drama in which he is pictured in costume. Six are dated Kabuki-za 14/4/28 and four are dated 5/10/28. Kabuki-za was the famous 19th century Ginza theatre rebuilt in 1924 after the big earthquake and finally demolished in 2010. Actors included are: Sadanji, Genjiro and Fukusuke Nakamura; Mitsugoro Bando; Utaeyemon [Uzaemon] and Shimbashi Embujo. Kept in original printed envelope from the fashionable department store of the 1920's, Kamigata Ya in Ginza, Tokyo. Rare to find Kabuki actor photographs which are identified and dated like this set.
[Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
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