Edo, Snow at Honjo, Matsumura's Wife, Hakayawa Toemon's Daughter, and Motojima Kazuzaemon, No. 47 - Terrific image of two women, the wife of Matsumura and the daughter of Hayakawa, who have joined the night attack of the 47 Ronin to avenge the death of Lord Asano of Ako. Kimono sleeves tied out of the way, the daughter leaps on one foot, dodging a sword blow, while the wife wields a spear on the other side of a shoji screen. The inset above shows Oishi Kuranosuke, the leader of the 47 Ronin. The story earned great fame as the kabuki play "Kanadehon Chushingura." A dynamic image from this famous tale, with nice embossing on the white kimono and burnishing on the black obi and kimono and the black lacquer frames of the shoji panels.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. A couple small wormholes, repaired. Please see photos for details.