The 47 Ronin, Act 8: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1860

by Edo era artist (not read)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 8: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1860 by Edo era artist (not read)

Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 8: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1860

Comments - Great kabuki double portrait from Act 8 of the famous play about the 47ronin, "Kanadehon Chushingura. Oboshi Yuranosuke, the leader of the ronin, caught the courtesan Okaru spying on him while he read a secret message about the vendetta. Okaru's brother Teraoka Heiemon realized that Yuranosuke intends to kill Okaru to keep the plan secret, so Heiemon offers to kill Okaru himself to keep the family's honor. Here, he raises his sword high above his head as the beauty tumbles backwards in fright, throwing her hand out in alarm. She wears a red tie-dyed kimono tied with a yellow sash, her hair adorned with many hairpins. Nice expressive figures, detailed with embossing on the white kimono collar.

Artist - Edo era artist (not read)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/4" + margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Vertical fold. A few small repairs, rubbing along fold.

The 47 Ronin, Act 8: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1860 by Edo era artist (not read)
The 47 Ronin, Act 8: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion, 1860 by Edo era artist (not read)

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