Comments - Dramatic kabuki scene of Onoe Kikugoro as the spirit of the priest Koyo appearing to a beauty and a samurai in the woods. He stands at right with his hands tucked into his sleeves and holding a string of prayer beads, his blue lips a sign of his otherworldliness and a supernatural flame dancing in the sky behind him. The beauty leans forward with an eager smile, but she conceals a sickle behind her back. Her companion watches with an angry frown, wearing a black kimono with a burnished pattern. The actor in the center is Sawamura Tossho. A great image with an atmospheric setting among the tree trunks.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28 1/8"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Thinning area, a few holes, repaired. Slight rubbing, stain. Please see photos for details.
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