The 47 Ronin, Act 9: Yuranosuke's Country Retreat in Yamashina

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 9: Yuranosuke's Country Retreat in Yamashina by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 9: Yuranosuke's Country Retreat in Yamashina

Comments - Handsome scene from Act 9 of the classic drama about the 47 ronin, "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers" (Kanadehon Chushingura). Tonase, the wife of Honzo, and her daughter, Konami, have arrived at Yuranosuke's country retreat for the betrothal of Konami and Rikiya, Yuranosuke's son. Yuranosuke's wife, Oishi, rejects the match, blaming Honzo for contributing to Lord Hangan's death. Tonase vows to atone for her husband by killing Konami, who accepts her fate calmly with hands clasped together in prayer as her mother readies the sword behind her. They suddenly hear shakuhachi flute music, and discover a wandering monk called a kamuso outside the garden gate, who is actually Honzo in disguise. He lifts his deep basket hat, frowning angrily as he realizes what is happening inside. At upper right, Yuranosuke glares angrily at Tonase while Rikiya holds a spear upright. Nice large expressive figures set off by the deep red background.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28" + left margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and good detail. A few wormholes, repaired.

The 47 Ronin, Act 9: Yuranosuke's Country Retreat in Yamashina by Meiji era artist (not read)
The 47 Ronin, Act 9: Yuranosuke's Country Retreat in Yamashina by Meiji era artist (not read)

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