Angry Monks in the Yoshiwara

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Angry Monks in the Yoshiwara by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Angry Monks in the Yoshiwara

Comments - Intriguing kabuki scene of two komuso or wandering monks confronting a courtesan in the Yoshiwara. The fellow in the center grimaces angrily as he waves his shakuhachi flute and holds his basket hat above his head. The beauty stares back at him with a wry smile, dressed in a red kimono patterned with oversize chrysanthemums over a red under robe, tied with a black obi decorated with cloud medallions. Teahouses line the boulevard behind them, with cherry trees blossoming above yellow flowering shrubs in the center garden. An attractive, colorful design with a nicely detailed setting

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. Vertical folds. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few stains, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Angry Monks in the Yoshiwara by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Angry Monks in the Yoshiwara by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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