The 47 Ronin, Act 2: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Shimobe Haruhei, Bando Hikosaburo IV, and Sawamura Tossho II, 1865

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 2: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Shimobe Haruhei, Bando Hikosaburo IV, and Sawamura Tossho II, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 2: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Shimobe Haruhei, Bando Hikosaburo IV, and Sawamura Tossho II, 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 - 13 7/8" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical folds, a few repairs and creases, slight rubbing.

The 47 Ronin, Act 2: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Shimobe Haruhei, Bando Hikosaburo IV, and Sawamura Tossho II, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
The 47 Ronin, Act 2: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Momonoi Shimobe Haruhei, Bando Hikosaburo IV, and Sawamura Tossho II, 1865 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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