Comments - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Okubo Hikozaemon," featuring Ichikawa Danjuro IX as the older samurai Okubo Hikozaemon, based on the real-life warrior Okubo Tadataka, who served the Tokugawa clan. He stands in the center holding a spear in one hand and a fan in the other, looking up at his companion with a sober expression. The samurai at upper left stares back at him with an angry frown, a red lacquer cup of sake in his hand. At right, the beauty Komaki watches with a wistful smile as she pulls up the edge of her purple outer kimono. A screen at left depicts crashing waves, and colorful maple leaves frame the red sky beyond the black lacquer railing. Nice expressive figures, detailed with burnishing on the black kimono and embossing on Hikozaemon's white hair.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical centerfold in center panel. Please see photos for details.
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