Scene from Karukaya doshin tsukushi no iezuto, 1856

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Karukaya doshin tsukushi no iezuto, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Karukaya doshin tsukushi no iezuto, 1856

Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Karukaya doshin tsukushi no iezuto" at the Ichimura Theater of the priest Doshin during a surprise encounter with his son, Ishidomaru. Doshin was formerly a daimyo who fled his station and title to escape his jealous wife, becoming the priest Karukaya Doshin. His young son tracked him down, wanting to be reunited with his father, but Doshin initially refused to recognize him. Here, the priest grasps the boy's chin, tilting it up as he stares down with an alarmed expression. His head is covered with a blue cloth, and a string of prayer beads is wrapped around his wrist. The actors are Onoe Kikugoro IV as Doshin and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as his son. Nice expressive figures. Includes burnishing on the boy's black lacquer hat.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Small repair, a few creases and stains. Please see photos for details.

Scene from Karukaya doshin tsukushi no iezuto, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Karukaya doshin tsukushi no iezuto, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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