Scenes from Seki no To, Ishikawa Goemon, and Kokusen'ya Gassen, 1897

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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Scenes from Seki no To, Ishikawa Goemon, and Kokusen'ya Gassen, 1897 by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Scenes from Seki no To, Ishikawa Goemon, and Kokusen'ya Gassen, 1897

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Scenes from Seki no To, Ishikawa Goemon, and Kokusen'ya Gassen, 1897 - Interesting triptych depicting scenes from three different kabuki plays. At left, the Spirit of the Cherry Tree appears in the guise of a beautiful courtesan to battle the barrier guard Sekibei, who was attempting to chop down a cherry tree, in the play commonly known as "Seki no To." The center features the notorious robber Ishikawa Goemon from the play of the same name carrying a large wicker trunk that conceals his father over his shoulders. At right in the play commonly known as "Kokusen'ya Gassen," the warrior Watonai has traveled to China to help restore the Ming Dynasty, visiting his half-sister to ask her to enlist the help of her husband, General Kanki. She wears an elegant robe trimmed with rows of ruffles and hairpins with beaded tassels. An attractive design with the large colorful figures contrasting nicely with the yellow background.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. Pinholes in corners, repaired. Creasing. Please see photos for details.

Scenes from Seki no To, Ishikawa Goemon, and Kokusen'ya Gassen, 1897 by Meiji era artist (not read)
Scenes from Seki no To, Ishikawa Goemon, and Kokusen'ya Gassen, 1897 by Meiji era artist (not read)

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