Scene from Iro misao kuruwa bunsho, 1831

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Scene from Iro misao kuruwa bunsho, 1831 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Iro misao kuruwa bunsho, 1831

A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

Scene from Iro misao kuruwa bunsho, 1831 - Interesting scene from the kabuki play Iro misao kuruwa bunsho" at the Kawarazaki Theater in Edo. At left, Jirozaemon leans forward with an angry frow, his green kimono tucked up at the back for easier movement. At right, the courtesan Yatsuhashi looks over her shoulder suspiciously, folded tissues caught between her teeth. Her kimono features oversized hydrangea blossoms. In the center, a rust colored robe is drape of a lamp or other object. From left, the actors are Sawamura Gennosuke II and Segawa Kikunojo V. An early Kuniyoshi design with expressive figures.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 3/4" x 20 1/2"

Condition - Good detail. Horizontal fold near bottom of left panel. A few repairs and creases, rubbing.

Scene from Iro misao kuruwa bunsho, 1831 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Scene from Iro misao kuruwa bunsho, 1831 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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