Priest Kakuhan Wielding a Naginata

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Priest Kakuhan Wielding a Naginata by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Priest Kakuhan Wielding a Naginata

Comments - Terrific scene from the play commonly known as "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura." In the center, the wicked priest Kakuhan has just awoken from a trance, discovering that he had been bewitched by a magic fox. He grimaces angrily as he stares over his shoulder, holding a naginata before him with both hands. At left, the fox, who has taken human form, scowls as he grips his sword with both hands. Yoshitsune appears in a circular inset at upper right. A dynamic design with large colorful figures set off by a deep blue sky. The actor at left is Otani Tomoemon, while Onoe Baiko appears as Kakuhan. Nicely detailed with burnishing on the handle of the naginata and faint embossing on the white kimono collar and trim. The first time we've offered this Kunichika design.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 27 3/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight thinning at corners, a couple small holes, repaired. Wrinkling, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.

Priest Kakuhan Wielding a Naginata by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Priest Kakuhan Wielding a Naginata by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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