Comments - Attractive kabuki triptych depicting an outing at a shrine. At right, a beauty kneels at the foot of the stone steps, smiling as she looks up at her companion. A meal is set out on a black lacquer tray nearby, and the man holds a sake bottle by a rope tied around its neck. He frowns unhappily at the beauty, as does the older fellow at right, whose arms are firmly folded across his chest. At left, a samurai kneels next to a young girl, seemingly showing her the scabbard of his sword, while a matron crouches behind the pillar of a torii gate. Cherry blossoms frame the scene overhead. An interesting subject with nice interaction between the characters.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/4"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds between panels. Creasing at corners. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.