Scene from Chiyo no haru tosae no sayaate, 1861 - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Chiyo no haru tosae no sayaate," the tale of Nagoya Sanza, a samurai who was banished from his clan after the evil Fuwa Banzaemon stole a valuable scroll in his care. Here, Sanza arrives at a teahouse to visit his wife, Katsuragi, who sold herself to a brothel to provide Sanza with funds to search for the scroll. He climbs the stairs at left, reacting with a frown when he realizes his enemy is inside visiting Katsuragi. In the center, Banzaemon glares back at Sanza as he dabs his face with a towel, sitting on the edge of the bed. He grabs hold of Katsuragi's obi as she tries to leave, the beauty trying to tug it free. Beautifully detailed with a burnished pattern on Sanza's kimono. From left, the actors are Kawarazaki Gojuro I, Nakamura Shikan IV, and Sawamura Tanosuke II. A handsome design with a nicely detailed setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 29 1/2"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Three separate panels backed with paper. Please see photos for details.
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