Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Otokodate Ichifuji no Takaemon, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Otokodate Ichifuji no Takaemon, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Otokodate Ichifuji no Takaemon, 1859

Series; Eight Outstanding People Matched with the Plum Calendar, 1859

Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Otokodate Ichifuji no Takaemon, 1859 - Handsome kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the otokodate or street knight Ichifuji no Takaemon. His kimono has an unusual pattern depicting the "Three Lucky Dreams." A person who dreamed of Mt. Fuji, eggplants, and a falcon at New Year's, was believed to be lucky in the coming year. He looks up with an angry frown, his brows furrowed and his arms folded firmly across his chest. The title cartouche takes the form of a book with an open book of text beside it. Nicely detailed with burnishing on the black collar.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 1/2"

Condition - Good detail. Tear at edge, repaired. A couple light creases at edges.

Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Otokodate Ichifuji no Takaemon, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Otokodate Ichifuji no Takaemon, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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