Fujiwara no Kiyosuke Ason, Poet No. 84 - Attractive scene from the popular kabuki play "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" featuring the samurai Sakuramaru and the beauty Yae. The young samurai, one of three warrior triplets in the play, scowls as he looks down at the woman, gripping his sword in one hand. She kneels behind him, the flowing sleeves of her cherry blossoms patterned kimono draped over her arm, smiling back at him. The verse by the twelfth-century poet Fujiwara no Kiyosuke Ason reads:
If I should live long,
Then perhaps the present days
May be dear to me,
Just as past time filled with grief
Comes quietly back in thought.
A nice design with expressive figures and soft shading in the background.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 3/4' + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. A few wormholes, thinning at edge, repaired. Toning, slight soiling, light staining. Please see photos for details.
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