Scene from Kiichi Hogen sanryaku no maki

by Kunitsuna II (1829 - 1874)

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Scene from Kiichi Hogen sanryaku no maki by Kunitsuna II (1829 - 1874)

Original Kunitsuna II (1829 - 1874) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Kiichi Hogen sanryaku no maki

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Scene from Kiichi Hogen sanryaku no maki - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Kiichi Hogen sanryaku no maki" at the Nakamura Theater. The warrior Kiichi Hogen fought for the Heike, but his family had alliances to the Genji. When he retired, Kiichi did not know which clan should receive the three secret books he had written on military strategy. The young Ushiwakamaru (later Minamoto no Yoshitsune) of the Genji clan, has joined his household in disguise as the yakko or footman Torazo to obtain the books. Here, Kiichi sits on a bench in his garden, glaring angrily at Torazo, who kneels at lower left holding a lacquer document box in his hand. In the center, the yakko Chienai, who is actually the samurai Yoshioka Kisanta, looks over his shoulder with a slightly worried expression. Behind the figures, a fence encloses blossoming chrysanthemums beneath a blue and white checked roof, the petals supported with white paper collars. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tanosuke III, Kawarazaki Gonjuro I, and Bando Hikosaburo IV. A handsome design with a nicely detailed setting. Includes embossing on Kiichi's white hair and beard, and light embossing on hit yellow kimono.

Artist - Kunitsuna II (1829 - 1874)

Image Size - 14" x 28 1/8"

Condition - Good detail. A couple light horizontal and vertical folds, small repairs, a few creases.

Scene from Kiichi Hogen sanryaku no maki by Kunitsuna II (1829 - 1874)
Scene from Kiichi Hogen sanryaku no maki by Kunitsuna II (1829 - 1874)

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