Characters from the Kanadehon Chushingura, 1833

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Characters from the Kanadehon Chushingura, 1833 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Characters from the Kanadehon Chushingura, 1833

Comments - Terrific Kuniyoshi triptych depicting actors in the famous kabuki play "Kanadehon Chushingura," based on the true story of the 47 ronin. At left, Onoe Kikugoro III portrays Hayano Kanpei, Ichikawa Ebizo V appears as the merchant Amakawakaya Gihei, Onoe Eizaburo III plays the beauty Okaru, and Onoe Matsusuke III takes the role of Lord Yasuchika Wakanosuke (in yellow court robes). In the center, from top, Bando Mitsugoro IV plays Teraoka Heiemon, Ichimura Uzaemon XII appears as Lord Enya Hangan, and Ichikawa Danzo V portrays the leader of the ronin, Oboshi Yuranosuke. The right panel features Kataoka Ichizo I, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, and Seki Sanjuro II as Kakogawa Honzo, disguised as a traveling monk. Each figure is carefully drawn with expressive features and detailed clothing. The scene is bordered with the traditional black and white dogtooth pattern worn by the ronin, along with the inverted comma mon or crest of Yuranosuke. A great design and a nice choice for a collector interested in this timeless tale of honor and revenge.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 30 3/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. A few wormholes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.

Characters from the Kanadehon Chushingura, 1833 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Characters from the Kanadehon Chushingura, 1833 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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