Scene from Oguri Hangan Kuruma Kaido, 1853

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Oguri Hangan Kuruma Kaido, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Oguri Hangan Kuruma Kaido, 1853

Comments - Fantastic scene from the kabuki play "Oguri Hangan Kuruma Kaido" at the Ichimura Theater. At left, the Spirit of the Earth Spider emerges in a cloud of smoke, smiling as she looks up an enormous spider, a patterned umbrella resting over her shoulder. She wears a chrysanthemum print kimono and an obi patterned with a crane and turtle above crashing waves. In the center, the samurai Kimura Tatewaki draws his sword to do battle as Princess Hisakata falls backwards at his feet, an oar in her hand. At right, the warrior Kongotaro fights with a beauty who holds a sword before her, watching him suspiciously out of the corners of her eyes. Kongotaro wears a striking kimono patterned with a huge snake over armor trimmed with fringe. A spiderweb spreads across the background against the dark night sky. From left, the actors are Nakamura Tomijuro II, Arashi Kichisaburo III, Iwai Kumesaburo III, Onoe Kikujiro II, and Nakamura Nakasuke. The first time we've seen this terrific supernatural design.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 29 3/8"

Condition - Good detail. A few small repairs. Slight rubbing and a few creases at edges.

Scene from Oguri Hangan Kuruma Kaido, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Oguri Hangan Kuruma Kaido, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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