Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play commonly known "The Higashiyama Storybook," based on a true story. A local mayor named Asakura Togo (the real-life Kiuchi Sogoro) petitioned the shogun directly for tax relief for his town, bypassing the crooked governor. Here, Asakura perches on a bridge as the shogun passes by overhead, waving his petition attached to a pole, frowning angrily. Above, the Shogun glares back at him, enraged at the interruption. He wears an elegant purple coat trimmed with bows and a pleated collar over an embossed white kimono, a beauty and a young girl kneeling behind him. A canopy of orange maple leaves frames the scene. A striking and colorful design.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Folds at corners, creasing. Please see photos for details.
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