Scene from Oto niki kuten gachi yayamura, 1848 - Terrific kabuki scene from the play "Oto niki kuten gachi yayamura." From left, the actors are Otani Hiroemon V as Yakko Udesuke, Otani Tomoemon IV as Adachi Motoemon, Bando Hikosaburo IV as Hayase Iori, and Matsumoto Kinsho I as Toma Saburoemon. Hayase Iori has vowed to avenge the death of his father at the hands of the samurai Toma Saburoemon, but through a series of unfortunate events, he has ended up living in a small hut outside the village of Tengajaya, unable to walk. When Saburoemon shows up suddenly one day with his henchman, Motoemon, the pair decides to kill the helpless samurai. Kneeling in the center, Iori faces the evil Saburoemon, who steps on his sword while placing his own blade just beneath Iori's chin, eyeing him coldly. A great image from this dramatic play with a wonderfully detailed setting, with thick foliage filling the background against the dark night sky.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. A few holes, repaired. Creasing, wrinkling, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.
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