Scene from Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari, 1852

by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari, 1852 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari, 1852

Comments - Great scene from the kabuki play "Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari" at the Kawarazaki Theater in Edo, a tale about the young folk hero and magician Jiraiya. In the center, the hermit Senso Dojin strikes a pose with his hands clasped together in a magical gesture, staring ahead with an angry grimace. He appears to float above the floor against an intricately patterned folding screen. At right, Jiraiya eyes him with a slightly worried expression, gripping his sword with both hands. At left, the beauty Koshiji calmly points a gun at Dojin as she continues to read a book on her lap by the light of an oil lamp. The house is shabby, with cracked plaster in the walls and a tear in the shoji window at right. From left, the actors are Iwai Kumesaburo III, Ichikawa Ebizo V, and Ichikawa Danjuro VIII. A fascinating subject.

Artist - Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 29 3/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. A few holes, repaired. A couple small wrinkles at edge.

Scene from Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari, 1852 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari, 1852 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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