Scene from Sakura Soshi Gonichi Bundan, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Sakura Soshi Gonichi Bundan, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Sakura Soshi Gonichi Bundan, 1861

Comments - Interesting scene of Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Togo in the kabuki play "Sakura Soshi Gonichi Bundan" at the Morita Theater. A local mayor, Asakura Togo bypassed the crooked governor to petition the shogun directly for tax relief for his impoverished town, and act punishable by death. Here, he looks to the side with an anguished expression as he says goodbye to his family, knowing he may never see them again. He holds his oldest son to his side, while his second son smiles and reaches up for him. Ichikawa Ichisaburo appears as the oldest son Totaro and Bando Matsujiro plays the second son Kunimatsu. A poignant image with soft shading on the night sky.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 10"

Condition - Good detail. Vertical folds near side. Repair, slight rubbing at side.

Scene from Sakura Soshi Gonichi Bundan, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Sakura Soshi Gonichi Bundan, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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