Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Ebizako no Ju, 1847

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Ebizako no Ju, 1847 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Ebizako no Ju, 1847

Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as the fishmonger Ebizako no Ju in a scene from the play "Genke Hachidai Megumi no Tsuwamono." He is actually the samurai Watanabe Genji Tsuna, a retainer of Minamoto no Raiko, who is in disguise while hunting down enemies. He tilts his head to the side as he eavesdrops, frowning slightly. He wears a brown coat over a gray and black striped kimono tucked up at the waist, and black leggings, a dotted towel draped over his shoulder. A wall with a shoji window can be seen at left.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/8"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Hole, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, faint spotting. Please see photos for details.

Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Ebizako no Ju, 1847 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Ebizako no Ju, 1847 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)