The Syllable We (=E) for the Temple of the King of Hell: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Sae Daigaku and Kataoka Gado II as the Pilgrim Gappo

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Syllable We (=E) for the Temple of the King of Hell: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Sae Daigaku and Kataoka Gado II as the Pilgrim Gappo by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Syllable We (=E) for the Temple of the King of Hell: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Sae Daigaku and Kataoka Gado II as the Pilgrim Gappo

Series; The Seven Variations of the Iroha, 1856

The Seven Variations of the Iroha - Handsome design from Toyokuni III 1856 series pairing kabuki scenes with the kana syllabary in iroha order. These lively images feature expressive figures in handsomely detailed settings. Attractively colored, many include deluxe printing techniques such as bokashi shading or embossing. The red title cartouche at upper right appears to emerge from a demon's mouth, with a text panel next to it in the form of a folding screen. Toyokuni III completed another series with a very similar format and name the same year as this one. A great example of Toyokuni III's fine kabuki prints.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small wormhole, repaired. Small mark. Please see photos for details.

The Syllable We (=E) for the Temple of the King of Hell: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Sae Daigaku and Kataoka Gado II as the Pilgrim Gappo by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Syllable We (=E) for the Temple of the King of Hell: Arashi Kichisaburo III as Sae Daigaku and Kataoka Gado II as the Pilgrim Gappo by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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