Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of a group of men in a teahouse overlooking the water. The fellow at bottom center holds a mask of Okame, the goddess of mirth, as he looks suspiciously out of the corner of his eyes, a finger pointing at his cheek. At upper right, another man holds a mask of Hyottoko, a comic character with his mouth puckered to one side as he is traditionally shown blowing though a bamboo pipe on a fire. He man scratches his head in a puzzled manner. The man at upper left leans forward in an agitated manner, his hands thrown out before him. A blossoming plum tree frames the view above. Nice expressive figures, detailed with a burnished geometric pattern on the black kimono and burnishing on the black collars.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 28" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. A few losses at edges, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases along folds between panels, a few small stains. Please see photos for details.
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