Satsuma-no-kami Disguised as a Courtesan, 1864 - Interesting kabuki scene of a samurai Okabe Rokuyata scowling angrily at a courtesan as he holds a signpost or some kind of marker on a long board. The beauty at left, who is actually Satsuma-no-kami in disguise, gives him a saucy grin as she looks up from the letter she is writing, a brush in one hand and the long message in the other. She wears a striking red kimono with a large eagle over the shoulders. At right, the beauty Kiku-no-Mae watches the pair with interest, one hand tucked into her impressive dragon patterned robe. From left, the actors are Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Ichikawa Kodanji IV, and Onoe Eizaburo 4.5. A handsome design with large, nicely detailed figures.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels. Slight separation at ends of folds between panels, repaired. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.
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