Comments - Great kabuki scene of three otokodate or street knights on an evening stroll, each wearing a blue and white summer kimono with a bold pattern. At left, Benten Kozo Kikunosuke's robe features a lion and peony blossoms, while in the center, the kimono of Ushikawa Kozo Denji has a fierce dragon on it. At right, Tengu Kozo Kiritaro wears a robe patterned with the takaramono or precious things, auspicious objects such as a wish-fulfilling jewel and a straw raincoat that allows the wearer to fly. The rooftops of the city appear in dark silhouette beneath the night sky. The first time we've seen this interesting design.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 5/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Small loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. Slight creasing, rubbing at edges, wrinkles in right panel. Please see photos for details.