Ichikawa Kuzo II as Okina, 1841 - Handsome portrait of Ichikawa Kuzo II as Okina in the kabuki play "Fude Hajime Soga no fukubiki." He looks over his shoulder with a worried expression, his eyes wide as he strikes a pose with his folding fan extended at his side. Literally "old man," Okina is part of a ceremonial dance known as "Sanbaso" that traditionally opens a new season or theater. It is a prayer for prosperity and a good harvest. A nice expressive figure.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small tear at edge and loss at corner, a few holes, repaired. Creasing, wrinkling, toning, slight soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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