The Fireman Omatsuri Sashichi

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Fireman Omatsuri Sashichi by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Fireman Omatsuri Sashichi

Series; Haiyu Suikoden goketsu Hyakuhachi Hitono ikko

Kabuki Prints - Dating back nearly four hundred years, kabuki is a classic form of Japanese theater which combines dance and drama in highly stylized performances. This popular entertainment features colorful costumes with elaborate makeup and wigs along with spectacular staging, accompanied by live music. Kabuki woodblocks promoted contemporary plays and actors to an eager audience, who purchased the latest designs as they became available. The genre proved enormously popular, with thousands of kabuki prints issued during the Edo and Meiji eras.

The Fireman Omatsuri Sashichi - Interesting scene of the fireman Omatsuri Sashichi fighting off a commoner who wields a huge knife. Sashichi grabs hold of his attacker's wrist, a worried expression on his face. He wears a striking blue kimono patterned with dragons over a black undergarment and red loincloth. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 7/8"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, small losses at edges and wormholes, repaired. A few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

The Fireman Omatsuri Sashichi by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Fireman Omatsuri Sashichi by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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