Onoe Baikō VI shi ni e 六代目尾上梅幸 死絵 - memorial portrait 1934 – died 昭和九年 Showa 9th year.

Published in Showa 10 (1935), the year after Baikō's death. Wearing burial clothes, light blue kimono typical of shi ni e with dark grey kamishimo in the case of onnagata and carrying Buddhist beads Artist - Natori Shunsen, 名取春仙, Biography - http://www.hanga.com/bio.cfm?ID=17

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六世尾上梅幸寺島栄之助 梅壽院朝誉幸 阿無染居士 昭和九申戌十一月八日行年六十五歳 埋葬雑司ケ谷墓地 應需山本久三郎謹書 逝く春之香とどめて帰るき名を つき木の梅にちぎる壽 梅幸 Roku sei Onoe Baikō Terashima Einosuke Umetoshi Inchō Takayuki kuma mu some koji Showa ku koujutsu jūichi gatsu yōka kōnen rokujūgo sai Maisō Zōshigaya bochi Ōju Yamamoto Kyūsaburō sho tsutsushi Yuku haru no kō todomete kaeru ki na o Tsuki ki no ume ni chigiru kotobuki Baikō Onoe Baikō VI (followed by real name) Terashima Einosuke In death (given the Buddhist name, kaimyo 戒名) Umetoshi Inchō Takayuki, a shadow unblemished Showa Era 9, 11th sign of the zodiac - the sign of the Dog, November 8th, age at death 65 years Buried in Zōshigaya cemetery In response Yamamoto Kyūsaburō writes reverently Passing away, spring fragrance ends, a distinguished spirit leaves The tree’s plum blossom gathered, salutations Baikō Note: Yamamoto Kyūsaburō (General Secretary of the Greater East Asia Performing Arts and Culture League) 悲しみを 籠免て別 れの扇かな 三朝 (印 菊五) Kanashimi o ko men te wakare no ōgi kana Misasa (in Kikugo) Sadness is An excuse for one’s devotion, farewell is Alas just like a folded fan Misasa (seal Kikugo) Note: Misasa was the haiku name – haimyo 俳名 - of Onoe Kikugorō VI. See http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/尾上菊五郎_(6代目) He was the adopted brother of Onoe Baikō VI

濁り居の火桶に 雫す涙かな 可江 (印 羽左衛門)

Nigori i no hioke ni Ukasu namida kana Kakō (in Uzaemon) Existence blurred, in a wooden brazier It is, alas, raining tears Kakō (seal Uzaemon) Note: Kakō was the haiku name – haimyo 俳名 - of Ichimura Uzaemon XV. See http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/市村羽左衛門_(15代目) Uzaemon was the tachiyaku male role specialist half of the Uzaemon-Baikō Goruden Combi, Golden Pair to Baikō’s onnagata female role specialist

Signature – Shunsen Seal - Shunsen

や多みちを版 'Yata Michi o han' 'Nihon bijutsu Kurabu' seal Art Club of Japan seal

五百枚限定系 五七號 Gohyaku mai gentei kei 57 gō Print 57 of limited edition of 500

A very big thank you to Paul Griffith for his help with the transcription of the kuzushiji 崩し字 – characters written in cursive style, and for the translation of the publisher’s seal