Scene from Fujimi Saigyo, 1849

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Scene from Fujimi Saigyo, 1849 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Fujimi Saigyo, 1849

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from the play "Fujimi Saigyo" at the Nakamura Theater featuring from left, Iwai Kumesaburo III as Princess Utsushi, Sawamura Chojuro V as the hunchback minister, actually the monk Saigyo, and Onoe Baiko IV as Osakayama. Saigyo scowls at the princess angrily as she holds her hand out, an alarmed expression on her face. She wears a beautiful red kimono patterned with colorful tailfeather and tied with a yellow obi. At right, the beauty Osakayama looks up in fright, her robe decorated with flowering yellow yamabuki and lanterns beneath a blossoming cherry tree, a reference to the Yoshiwara pleasure district. An image of Mt. Fuji dominates the folding screen behind the figures, creating a striking setting. A great design with expressive figures.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 1/2" x 29 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, a few small holes, repaired. A few light creases at edges.

Scene from Fujimi Saigyo, 1849 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Scene from Fujimi Saigyo, 1849 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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