Scene from Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki, 1831

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki, 1831 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki, 1831

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Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

Scene from Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki, 1831 - Handsome kabuki portrait of Segawa Kikunojo V as the beauty Sagami in the play "Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki" at the Kawarazaki Theater in which the warrior Kumagai Jiro Naozane honorably sacrifices his own son after killing an illegitimate son of the emperor. The wife of the Kumagai, Sagami leans forward with an angry expression as she questions the whereabouts of their son, unaware of the boy's death. Her kimono is patterned with flowers and plants along the edge of a winding stream and tie-dyed blossoms. At upper left, a sign is posted next to a blossoming cherry tree. An expressive figure in a nicely detailed setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 7/8" x 10"

Condition - Good detail. Vertical and diagonal wrinkles. A few repairs.

Scene from Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki, 1831 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki, 1831 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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