Scene from Kaidan Tsuki no Kasamori, 1865

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Scene from Kaidan Tsuki no Kasamori, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Kaidan Tsuki no Kasamori, 1865

Comments - Great kabuki scene from the play "Kaidan Tsuki no Kasamori" (The Ghost Story of Kasamori in the Moonlight" at the Morita Theater in Edo depicting a confrontation taking place at a palanquin stop. At right, the samurai Imamura Tanzaburo draws his sword, ready to attack the commoner Mohei, who swings his open umbrella around in self defense. At left, the beauty Kasamori Osen smiles coyly as she holds out a black robe, her other hand resting atop the palanquin. The leafy branches of a large tree form a canopy over the scene, with a stone marker featuring writing in red at far right. From left, the actors are Sawamura Tanosuke III, Nakamura Shikan IV, and Nakamura Fukusuke II. An intriguing triptych with expressive figures.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28 5/8"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Vertical fold at side of each panel. A few repairs, light horizontal lines where backing papers meet.

Scene from Kaidan Tsuki no Kasamori, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Scene from Kaidan Tsuki no Kasamori, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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