Kameyama: Matsumoto Koshiro V as Akabori Mizuemon, 1857 - Great design from a collaborative Tokaido Road series featuring images by Hiroshige and Toyokuni III. In the foreground, Matsumoto Koshiro V as the samurai Akabori Mizuemon, who has stolen a precious family sword belonging to the Yurugi clan. He stands here gripping the sword against his shoulder, scowling angrily. He wears a white robe over his armor, which is trimmed with swinging black fringe, and his wild hair is tied back with a white sash. The landscape by Hiroshige above shows travelers making their way up the steep hill at Kameyama, towards the castle at the top. The hill overlooks a river with a village on the opposite shore, with mountains in the distance beneath the rosy glow of a setting sun. A terrific print, detailed with embossing on the white kimono and bokashi shading on the mountains and sky.
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Wormholes, small loss at corner, repaired. Faint stain and a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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