The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Bando Hikosaburo V as Taka no Moronao, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Wakasanosuke, and Sawamura Tossho II as Enya Hangan, 1865

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Bando Hikosaburo V as Taka no Moronao, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Wakasanosuke, and Sawamura Tossho II as Enya Hangan, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Bando Hikosaburo V as Taka no Moronao, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Wakasanosuke, and Sawamura Tossho II as Enya Hangan, 1865

Series; A Joruri Performance of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers

A Joruri Performance of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Handsome group portrait from Kunisada II's series "A Joruri Performance of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers." Each print features two or three actors in the kabuki play "Chushingura Sugata no Eawase," at the Ichimura Theater, a drama about the famous 47 ronin. A joruri is a ballad drama that features chanted narration accompanied by shamisen. The expressive figures are framed by the ronin's traditional dogtooth border, and the title cartouche takes the form of a book. An interesting and rarely seen series.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Thinning along vertical fold at side, small loss at edge, repaired. A few creases, slight rubbing.

The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Bando Hikosaburo V as Taka no Moronao, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Wakasanosuke, and Sawamura Tossho II as Enya Hangan, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Bando Hikosaburo V as Taka no Moronao, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Wakasanosuke, and Sawamura Tossho II as Enya Hangan, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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