Scene from Kagamiyama, 1829

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Kagamiyama, 1829 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Kagamiyama, 1829

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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 Kagamiyama, 1829 - Terrific kabuki scene from the play commonly known as "Kagimiyama," a tale about the junior lady-in-waiting Onoe, who has been shamed after the evil Iwafuji substituted a sandal for a valuable statue under Onoe's care. Here, Onoe has sent her loyal maid, Ohatsu, to mail a letter for her. Encountering a fight between two men, the box containing the letter falls open, and Ohatsu discovers the sandal along with a suicide note. She bites on a cloth as she stares at the letter, clutching the sandal in her other hand as one of the men takes hold of the other end of the message. Crows fly overhead, and the large lantern behind her has burned out, both ill omens. The actor at left is Iwai Kumesaburo. A great image with wonderfully expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 7/8" x 20"

Condition - Good detail. A few repairs and creases.

Scene from Kagamiyama, 1829 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Kagamiyama, 1829 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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