Scene from Seki no To, 1887

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Scene from Seki no To, 1887 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Seki no To, 1887

Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play commonly known as "Seki no To." At bottom, the evil Otomo Kuronushi, who is disguised as the barrier guard Sekibei, attempts to chop down a cherry tree while drunk. Just as he is about the strike, the spirit of the cherry tree appears in the form of the lovely courtesan Sumizome. She stands in front of a large hollow in the tree, waving a blossoming cherry branch. Kuronushi pauses with an angry grimace, grasping an enormous axe with both hands. At upper right, the nobleman Yoshimine Munesada watches the beauty with a frown. A great bold design with colorful figures, detailed with burnishing on the axe.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Slight curling.

Scene from Seki no To, 1887 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Scene from Seki no To, 1887 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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