Comments - Intriguing scene from a play at the Kabuki-za or Kabuki Theater featuring Ichikawa Danjuro as the nobleman Mito Komon and Onoe Kikugoro as a samurai holding a mask. Komon leans forward with a grim frown, stretching out the sleeve of his boldly patterned kimono. In his other hand he holds his sword, the blade visible behind his back. He wears a flowing red wig with two white stripes down the back, and a yellow court cap. The samurai at left holds leering mask with bulging yellow eyes, watching his companion out of the corners of his eyes with a suspicious frown. A great design with large colorful figures set off by a plain background dotted with confetti-like shapes.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Three attached panels. Some soiling. A few small holes, repaired. Please see photos for details.
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