by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from the play "Koi zumo yawaragi Soga" of an otokodate or street knight and a sumo wrestler encountering each other at a tea stand. At left, Yokichi leans forward with a smile, lifting his robe with one hand, a pipe in the other. The beauty Keishiya grins back at him as she tucks a rolls of tissues into her obi. At right, the wrestler Shirafuji Genta stares at Yokichi with an angry frown. He wears an intricately patterned tie-dyed blue kimono, tied with a green floral obi fastened with a narrow red and white dotted sash. Lanterns with writing and circular crests are clustered overhead, and two tea cups rest atop the bench at right. A great design with expressive figures and an interesting setting.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 30 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small wormholes and holes, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.