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Sukeroku by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Original Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print

Comments - Terrific kabuki portrait of the otokodate or street knight Sukeroku, who is actually one of the famous Soga brothers in disguise. He looks over his shoulder with an angry frown, holding an umbrella up with one hand as cherry blossom petals drift across the sky. He wears a black kimono over a red under robe, a sword at his side and a shakuhachi flute visible at his back. The violet invalid's sash tied around his head indicates his lovesickness for the beautiful courtesan Agemaki. A bold design with a large expressive figure, detailed with burnishing on the black kimono.

Artist - Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical centerfold in center panel, light horizontal and vertical lines where backing papers overlap, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Sukeroku by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)
Sukeroku by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

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