Comments - Interest kabuki scene of a confrontation at a tea stand from a play about the courtesan Koito and her lover, the fireman Sashichi, which ends tragically with Koito killing Sashichi. Here, the couple argue with a man at a tea stall, with Koito kneeling at left and brandishing a long letter at him, waving it above her head with both hands. The man grimaces, holding up a lantern to shine light on the message. At right, Sashichi stands with his foot atop the back of a struggling pilgrim with his vest over his head, frowning unhappily. From left, the actors are Iwai Shijaku II as Koito, Nakamura Tsuruzo I as Yasunoya Jubei, and Bando Hikosaburo V as both Omatsuri Sashichi and Hanji Kuzaemon. A lively scene with expressive figures and a handsome setting.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three attached panels. Horizontal, vertical, and diagonal folds. A few repairs, creasing. Please see photos for details.
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