Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Bando Hikosaburo V as Igami no Gonta in a scene from the play "Ichinomori Kujira no Oyose." In a famous scene, the Genji commander Kajiwara Kagetoki has come to a sushi shop in search of the Koremori, a Taira warrior, who has been hiding there. The son of the sushi shop owner, Igami no Gonta, has given him a sushi tub in which a severed head has been hidden, which his father Yazaemon is hoping to pass off as that of Koremori. Here, Gonta stares ahead with a tight-lipped frown as he carries the sushi tub under his arm. He wears a checked kimono tied with a red tie-dyed obi, a dotted cloth wrapped around his forehead. Another wooden sushi tub can be seen at right, and curtains hang in the doorway at upper left. An expressive figure in a nicely detailed setting.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Backed with paper. Loss at corner, repaired. A couple creases. Please see photos for details.
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