Scene from Date kurabe Okuni kabuki, 1849

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Scene from Date kurabe Okuni kabuki, 1849 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Date kurabe Okuni kabuki, 1849

Comments - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Date kurabe Okuni kabuki" at the Kawarazaki Theater featuring Onoe Kikujiro II as the courtesan Miuraya Takao and Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as [Ashikaga] Sakingo Yorikane. The daimyo Yorikane is in love with the beauty, so obsessed with her that he has been neglecting his official duties. Here, here carries a sake kettle in one hand and a red lacquer tray with a sake cup in the other, a strange expression on his face. The beauty looks down with a sly smile, holding one hand to her forehead. Her outer kimono features a phoenix and maple leaves above crashing waves, worn over a red under robe. Blossoming cherry branches frame the evening sky above. The first time we've seen this attractive Kuniyoshi design.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 19 3/8"

Condition - Good detail. A couple creases at edges, a few small repairs.

Scene from Date kurabe Okuni kabuki, 1849 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Scene from Date kurabe Okuni kabuki, 1849 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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