Scene from Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata, 1867

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Scene from Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata, 1867

Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata" at the Morita Theater. The courtesan Haginoya Yaegiri has been searching for her wayward husband, Tabakoya (tobacco vendor) Genshichi, and is surprised to find him entertaining at a palace, singing songs about life in the pleasure quarters. She scowls at him with displeasure as she adjusts a bundle tied around her shoulders. Her kimono is covered with kanji characters, tied with a yellow and brown obi patterned with flowers and vines. He stares back at her with a suspicious frown, one hand tucked up into his sleeve, a pale blue cloth wrapped around his head. The large colorful figures stand out nicely against the softly shaded night sky. From left, the actors are Bando Hikosaburo V and Sawamura Tossho II. A fine design with wonderful interaction between the characters.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 18 1/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. A few small repairs. Light wrinkling throughout.

Scene from Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Scene from Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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