Comments - Interesting kabuki scene from the play "Taikoki Amagasaki" at the Kabukiza or Kabuki Theater in Tokyo showing a group of warriors involved in an angry discussion. In the center, Takechi Mitsuhide, the kabuki counterpart for Akechi Mitsuhide, grimaces with rage as he grips a bamboo spear over his shoulder. He glares at the general at right, his eyes him sternly, a tasseled command baton in his hand. The elderly woman next to him seems worried, watching the samurai with an anxious expression. At left, a young warrior raises his sword as he twists an enemy's arm behind his back. The young man wears a suit of armor with broken arrows protruding from it, his long hair flowing over his shoulders. A vine covered with gourds frames the red sky behind the group. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Sumizo as the mother Satsuki, Bando Kakitsu as Hashiba Hisayoshi, Ichikawa Danjuro as Mitsuhide, not read, Nakamura Ganjiro as Takechi Juji, and Nakamura Masajiro as Hatsugiku, Nice expressive figures with lively color, detailed with embossing in the elderly woman's white hair.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 277/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. Wrinkling throughout. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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