The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway

Series; The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Kanadehon Chushingura)

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Handsome design from Sadanobu II's series "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, " the story of the 47 ronin. Each print contains two acts from the kabuki play, bordered with the 47 ronin's trademark dogtooth border, this time in violet. These colorful designs feature expressive figures in beautifully detailed settings. An interesting and unusual format and a nice choice for a collector interested in this timeless tale of honor and revenge.

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Handsome print from the kabuki play "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers" (Kanadehon Chushingura). Each print depicts a scene from the famous tale of the 47 ronin, who avenged their master's death. Beginning with the helmet identification at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine and culminating in the ronin laying Moronao's head at Lord Hangan's tomb, Toyokuni III illustrates the story with great drama and wonderfully detailed settings, each design framed by the ronin's traditional black and white dogtooth border. A great choice for a collector interested in this classic tale of honor and revenge.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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