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A Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan in the costume of Yaegaki Hime (Princess Yaegaki), holding a lantern, in a photographic studio in front of a plain background. Photograph by S. Moriyama, ca.1900.

  • Moriyama, S.
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About this work


There have been several Kabuki actors called Nakamura Shikan: this one may be Nakamura Shikan IV (1831-1899) or Nakamura Shikan V (1865-1940), also known as Nakamura Utaemon V

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint

Lettering note

Japanese characters written on the verso naming the actor and the role


Wellcome Library no. 541647i

Ownership note

Originally collected by British anthropologist Edwin Nichol Fallaize (1877-1957). Purchased by Capt. L.W.G. Malcolm in 1934, on behalf of Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, for the price of £25. From a letter in the Wellcome archives dated 16th December 1934.


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