Otokodate in a Yakko-dako Kite Kimono, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Otokodate in a Yakko-dako Kite Kimono, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Otokodate in a Yakko-dako Kite Kimono, 1859

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

Otokodate in a Yakko-dako Kite Kimono, 1859 - Terrific kabuki portrait of an otokodate or street knight looking over his shoulder with a worried frown. His kimono is covered with an intriguing design featuring a yakko-dako or man kite, an octopus with a headband and fan, and several banners or flags. At upper right, the title cartouche takes the form of a book, with a text panel on an open book next to it. A great expressive figure, detailed with faint embossing on the blue and white towel wrapped around his neck and burnishing in the black kimono collar.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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

Condition - Good detail. No repairs.

Otokodate in a Yakko-dako Kite Kimono, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Otokodate in a Yakko-dako Kite Kimono, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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