The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion

by Kuniaki (active circa 1844 - 1868)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion by Kuniaki (active circa 1844 - 1868)

Original Kuniaki (active circa 1844 - 1868) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion

Comments - Handsome scene from Act 7 of the classic drama about the 47 ronin, "Kanadehon Chushingura" at the Naka Theater. In the center, the leader of the ronin, Oboshi Yuranosuke, has just discovered the courtesan Okaru spying on him at the Ichiriki Teahouse while he was reading a secret message about the vendetta. He frowns angrily as he looks up at beauty, offering to buy out Okaru's contract. At left, her brother Heiemon realizes that Yuranosuke intends to kill Okaru to keep the plan secret, so he asks Okaru to allow him to kill her himself, to save their family's honor, and she agrees. At this, Yuranosuke is convinced of their loyalty and stops them. Here, Heiemon watches the ronin with a frown at left. The beauty looks over her shoulder with a slightly alarmed expression as she climbs a ladder. At top center, a lantern with a crescent moon opening hangs from a pine tree. From left, the actors are Bando Hikosaburo, Kataoka Nizaemon, and Sawamura Tanosuke. An attractive design with expressive figures.

Artist - Kuniaki (active circa 1844 - 1868)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. A few repairs and creases.

The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion by Kuniaki (active circa 1844 - 1868)
The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion by Kuniaki (active circa 1844 - 1868)

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