Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from "Shuju Satta Chikai no Kakegaku," a joruri or ballad drama with shamisen accompaniment. In the center, Tanshichi looks up with a worried expression as he reads a long letter, the paper trailing onto the floor beside him. At left, the beauty Konosato smiles back at him as she ties her obi, a roll of tissues in her mouth. At right, Otowa watches Konosato with a smile, one hand resting on a screen decorated with a blossoming plum. Chanters and musicians sit on a platform behind the actors. From left, the actors are Iwai Kumesaburo III, Kawarasaki Gonjuro I, and Nakamura Kamenojo I. From left, the musicians are Azumaji Yododayu, Azumaji Harutayu, Azumaji Fujitayu, Hanagaki Toyozo, and Hanagaki Toyohachi. An interesting depiction of the stage appearance of a kabuki play.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 28 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.
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