Kabuki and Ukiyo-e based in the Sagami Provincebr
Shiranami Gonin Otoko・The Tale of the Soga Brothers

Introduction of the Exhibition

In Kabuki plays, performed in the making Sagami area, Fujisawa municipality and Enoshima Island, there are a multitude of historical stories told. Known as ‘Shiranami Gonin Otoko: Five Men of the White Waves’, the story of ‘Benten Kozou Kikuno-suke’ tells of a child from Enoshima Island, with the nickname of Benten, worshipping of the Enoshima Benzaiten Deity. Also, the Tale of the Soga Brothers, the Tale of Oguri Hangan and the Tale of Yoshitsune are introduced as popular Kabuki plays portrayed in Ukiyo-e

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Totsuka Station: Hayanokanpei, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido(Ichikawa Danjyuro Ⅷ)

Fujisawa-syuku

Seventh: Fujisawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou (Reisho script version)

Enoshima Island

Kitagawa Utamaro
Abalone divers

Spacial exhibition

Isoda Koryusai
Title unknown
(The Tale of the Soga Brothers)