This dramatic tetraptych is a mitate-e (lit., "view and compare picture," meaning an analogue print: 見立絵) for a production that never took place with these actors in these roles. Moreover, it appears that the role names are entirely invented and meant to evoke prosperity and a long life. As such, the design was probably issued at the New Year. Thus, what we have here is a spectacular New Year's "greeting card" in the form of a woodblock printed imaginary kabuki scene.
For another similar design by Kunihiro, see KUH39.
The third sheet depicts Arashi Rikan II as Takara Rai Kamemaru conjuring a snake, which can be seen in the cloud form emanating from his hands (held in a necromancer's gesture). This supernatural occurrence is signaled as well by the lightning bolts visible on all four sheets.
The colors on this impression are very well preserved, and the printing is quite early. The naming of the carvers and printers, as here, typically indicates a special production. Truly, this is an exceptional design by Kunihiro.
References: SDK (Lühl), no. 481, pp. 224-225; Tokyo Fuji Art Museum