Kyogen in the Third Month at the Kabuki Theater

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Kyogen in the Third Month at the Kabuki Theater by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kyogen in the Third Month at the Kabuki Theater

Comments - Great kabuki scene featuring Ichikawa Danjuro as Kato Kiyomasa and Nakamura Fukusuke IV as his daughter, Hinaginu in a play in the third month at the Kabukiza or Kabuki Theater in Tokyo. They are shown on a boat, with the samurai grimacing angrily as he looks up, a sword in his hand. He wears a red and yellow kamishimo with dragon motifs over a black kimono with a beautiful burnished geometric pattern. The young beauty plays koto, leaning over the instrument with a slight smile, seemingly unaware of her father's anger. A bold image with large colorful figures and a red boat set against undulating waves. The first time we've seen this terrific design.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. Small repair, a couple small stains. Please see photos for details.

Kyogen in the Third Month at the Kabuki Theater by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Kyogen in the Third Month at the Kabuki Theater by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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