Scene from Hitokanade Kodakara Soga, 1856

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Hitokanade Kodakara Soga, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Hitokanade Kodakara Soga, 1856

Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Hitokanade Kodakara Soga" of a princess, a samurai, and a monk at the water's edge near a temple The beauty Tatsuhime, the daughter of the warrior Tokimasa, smiles happily as she holds up a banner with the Minamoto paulownia crest near the top. She looks back over her shoulder at the samurai Shimizu Kanja Yoshitaka, who frowns unhappily, dressed in a magnificent dragon print kimono over a suit of armor trimmed with fringe. At left, the monk Tochibo Hoin leans forward with a distressed expression as he tucks up the back of his robe. Stone lanterns lead to the shrine at right, which appears to have been vandalized, with sliding panels lying on the floor and verandah. Rugged rocks frame a view of the water at left beneath the night sky. An intriguing subject with a nicely detailed setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 7/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few wormholes, repaired. A few creases. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Scene from Hitokanade Kodakara Soga, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Hitokanade Kodakara Soga, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)