The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1854

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1854

Comments - Handsome scene from Act 7 of the "Kandehon Chushingura," the drama based on the true story of the 47 ronin. The leader of the ronin, Oboshi Yuranosuke, has been pretending to lead a dissolute life to allay suspicions that he might be planning to avenge his master's death. At the Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, he discovers the courtesan Okaru spying on him while he reads a secret message about the vendetta. He looks up at her with a strange grimaces as he hides the letter behind his back, the paper trailing onto the floor below. The beauty smiles back at him coyly from an upper story window, one hand resting against a wooden post and a fan decorated with butterflies in the other. At top center, a lantern with a crescent moon and a bird in flight hangs from the eaves. Nice expressive figures in an attractive setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 18 3/4"

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. A few small holes, repaired. Slight rippling. Please see photos for details.

The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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