Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Sukerokuyukari no Edo zakura," the tale of the young street knight Hanakawado Sukeroku, who is actually one of the Soga brothers in disguise. Here Sukeroku, easily recognized by the sash tied rakishly around his head, kneels outside a teahouse, frowning as he looks up over his shoulder at his companion. His friend talks animatedly, gesturing with his outstretched arm as he holds a yoke against his shoulder. He wears a blue and white kimono patterned with large crows in flight, a blue cloth wrapped around his head and tied in place with a white sash. The actors are Nakamura Shikan IV as Shirozake-uri (actually Shinbei) and Kawarazaki Gonjuro I as Hanakawado Sukeroku. A nice composition.
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 5/8" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Small repair, slight creasing. Please see photos for details.
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