Confrontation in a Ruined Temple, 1833 - Terrific kabuki scene of a confrontation taking place in a ruined temple. In the center, a man wearing a straw raincoat over a tie-dyed kimono and striped pants falls back on one knee as the rogue at left thrusts a sword at him. The man uses a bamboo pole to deflect the blow while simultaneously trying to grab a cloth-covered parcel from the samurai at right. The samurai grimaces at him angrily as he kneels atop a huge wooden figure of a deity sitting atop a lotus blossom. Plants grow through the broken floor boards and vines creep over the lattice of the window, a crescent moon visible in the night sky. From left, the actors are Onoe Kikugoro III, Bando Mitsugoro IV, and Ichikawa Danzo V. A great design with wonderful detail in the atmospheric setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 30" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small wormholes, repaired. Slight creasing, slight rubbing at edges, a few vertical wrinkles. Please see photos for details.
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