The 47 Ronin, Act 10: The Amakawaya Shop

by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 10: The Amakawaya Shop by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Original Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 10: The Amakawaya Shop

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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.

The 47 Ronin, Act 10: The Amakawaya Shop - Great kabuki scene from Act 10 to the "Kanadehon Chushingura," the drama based on the 47 ronin. Gihei has agreed to store weapons for the vendetta at his shop. To test his loyalty, Yuranosuke's men arrive and threaten him, but he refuses to divulge the secret. Yuranosuke then reveals himself, telling Gihei that he has passed this challenge. Here, the clerk sits atop the huge wooden trunk concealing the weapons as the ronin threaten him with iron truncheons. At lower left, the ronin even threaten to kill Gihei's young son, but the shopkeeper remains silent. An interesting illustration for this scene.

Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Image Size - 10" x 7 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Backed with paper. A few repairs and creases.

The 47 Ronin, Act 10: The Amakawaya Shop by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
The 47 Ronin, Act 10: The Amakawaya Shop by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

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