Beauty Fighting a Monk with a Shamisen

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Beauty Fighting a Monk with a Shamisen by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty Fighting a Monk with a Shamisen

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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.

Beauty Fighting a Monk with a Shamisen - Fantastic kabuki scene of a fight taking place against a backdrop of rays of light radiating from a small figure of a Buddhist deity in a black lacquer case. At left, a beauty with a crazed expression strikes a monk over the shoulders with a shamisen. The monk's robes are in tatters and short hair covers his once shaven head. A rogue watches at right, gripping his sword upright with both hands but making no move to intervene. He wears a striped kimono trimmed with fringe over armor, also trimmed with fringe, his short hair sticking up wildly atop his head. The actor in the center panel is Nakamura Shikan. A striking design.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 3/4" x 29 5/8"

Condition - Good detail. Loss at corner, a few holes, repaired. Light creasing.

Beauty Fighting a Monk with a Shamisen by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Beauty Fighting a Monk with a Shamisen by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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