Comments - Handsome kabuki scene featuring scenes from the play "Yoshitsune Senbon Butai no Hatsuseki" celebrating the opening of the Azumaza or Azuma Theater in 1887 in Tokyo. At right, the warrior Kakegiyo grimaces angrily at a young during a battle on the beach, holding his spear under his arm. At left, Minamoto no Yoshitsune's sweetheart, Shizuka gozen takes a break from traveling to perform a dance with Yoshitsune's retainer Sato Tadanobu, who is actually a magic fox in disguise. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tossho VII, Sawamura Tanosuke IV, Sawamura Tossho VII again, and Ichikawa Kuzo III. A great design with large expressive figures and an interesting format to show two different scenes. Includes burnishing on Kagekiyo's armor and the black areas of Tadanobu's kimono.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small repairs. Please see photos for details.
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