Ichikawa Danjuro as Yasuna, a Fisherman, the Goddess Benten, and the Heron Maiden, 1886

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Ichikawa Danjuro as Yasuna, a Fisherman, the Goddess Benten, and the Heron Maiden, 1886 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Danjuro as Yasuna, a Fisherman, the Goddess Benten, and the Heron Maiden, 1886

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene featuring Ichikawa Danjuro as four characters from different dance dramas. At left, after his fiancee commits suicide, the samurai Abe no Yasuna becomes mad with grief. He takes to wearing the beauty's pink short-sleeved kimono, wandering aimlessly about the countryside. At center, a fisherman scratches his head in puzzled manner as a large fish leaps out of the water below, showing its white belly. Next, the Goddess Benten, one of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods, looks over her shoulder with a worried frown. She wears a colorful robe and a headdress topped with a miniature torii gate, and holds a biwa or lute. At right, the Heron Maiden wears a pink kimono and robe over her head, an umbrella in hand. An intriguing image, nicely detailed.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 1/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling, a few creases and stains. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Ichikawa Danjuro as Yasuna, a Fisherman, the Goddess Benten, and the Heron Maiden, 1886 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Ichikawa Danjuro as Yasuna, a Fisherman, the Goddess Benten, and the Heron Maiden, 1886 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)