The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway, circa 1804 - 1810

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway, circa 1804 - 1810 by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Original Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway, circa 1804 - 1810

Series; The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Kanadehon Chushingura)

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Handsome design from Sadanobu II's series "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, " the story of the 47 ronin. Each print contains two acts from the kabuki play, bordered with the 47 ronin's trademark dogtooth border, this time in violet. These colorful designs feature expressive figures in beautifully detailed settings. An interesting and unusual format and a nice choice for a collector interested in this timeless tale of honor and revenge.

The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway, circa 1804 - 1810 - Interesting scene from Act 5 from the classic kabuki play about the 47 ronin, "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers" (Kanadehon Chushingura). On the Yamazaki Highway one night, the villain Ono Sadakuro encounters the elderly Yoichibei, murdering him and robbing him of his money bag. Here, the old man pleads for his life as Sadakuro calmly takes a pipe from his mouth, his sword in his other hand. In the background at upper left, the ronin Hayano Kampei, who has been out hunting wild boar, meets a man with a lantern, Kampei wears a straw raincoat, his gun leaning against his shoulder. A rarely seen Hokusai ronin series.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 9" x 6 3/4"

Condition - Good detail. A couple small repairs, creasing throughout, diagonal fold. Small tape remnants on reverse at top and bottom center edges.

The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway, circa 1804 - 1810 by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway, circa 1804 - 1810 by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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