A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of
Comments - Interesting kabuki print showing the actors Mimasu Tokujiro as Umegawa and Matsumoto Koshiro IV in the role of Chubei from the play "Koibikyaku Yamato Orai" (Love's Messenger on the Yamato Road). Chubei stands holding an umbrella, looking sadly down at his lover Umegawa, the couple facing death after eloping. Singers chant in the background, accompanied by a shamisen player. This type of print where the accompanists are visible to the audience is known as a "denagatari" depiction. A fine choice for a kabuki enthusiast.
Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Some prints have a few light creases at edges or a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.