Kagamiyama, Act 4, 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kagamiyama, Act 4, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kagamiyama, Act 4, 1852

Series; Kagamiyama

Kagamiyama - Interesting design from a series of scenes from the play "Kagamiyama." In the drama, the jealous senior lady-in waiting Iwafuji plotted the downfall of Onoe, a junior lady-in-waiting, by substituting a zori sandal for a valuable statue in Onoe's care. When the sandal was discovered, Iwafuji publicly beat and humiliated Onoe, who then committed suicide. Her faithful servant, Ohatsu, discovered her suicide note with the sandal, but was too late to save her. To avenge her mistress's death, the faithful Ohatsu stalked Iwafuji in the palace garden one night, stabbing her to death and wiping the blood from the sword with the sandal. The first time we've seen prints from this series.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 9" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Partially backed with paper. Horizontal centerfold. A couple small repairs, creasing throughout, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Kagamiyama, Act 4, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kagamiyama, Act 4, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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