Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Endo Musha Morito and Kataoka Gado II as Watanabe Wataru, 1856 - Handsome kabuki scene featuring Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Endo Musha Morito and Kataoka Gato II as Watanabe Wataru. The two samurai are engaged in a discussion on the stone stairs of a palace, scowling at each other. Oddly, each man lifts the edge of his kimono to show off a red band tied around his leg. The colorful leaves of a Japanese maple tree frame the scene. The inset above by Gengyo Miyagi shows a small white cat, a red ribbon tied around its neck. An attractive subject with soft bokashi shading and delicate embossing on the background of the inset.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight creasing and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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