Horai Palace, 1866

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Horai Palace, 1866 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Horai Palace, 1866

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of figures on a bridge from the play "Chouseiden Makura no Kanegoto" at the Morita Theater. In the center, the fisherman Urashima Taro looks over his shoulder with a frown as a man dressed as a turtle offers him a black lacquer box. At right, the beauty Seiobo (Queen Mother of the West) waves a fan, wearing a patterned tunic with a ruffled collar Beside her, a sennin or immortal points with his finger, looking up at her with a worried expression. At upper left, the Chrysanthemum Boy waves a fan as he watches butterflies fluttering in the sky. The actors include Sawamura Tossho II as Urashima Taro and Onoe Kikujiro II as Seiobo. The red pigment used on the bridge has oxidized to a darker tone. A handsome design, nicely detailed.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 27"

Condition - Nice detail. A few small repairs, vertical fold at side.

Horai Palace, 1866 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Horai Palace, 1866 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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