The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, 1849

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, 1849

Comments - Handsome triptych depicting a scene from Act 1 of the classic play "Kanadehon Chushingura," the drama about the 47 ronin. Lord Hangan's wife, the lovely Lady Kaoyo, has arrived at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine to identify a fallen samurai's helmet. She kneels in the center, smiling at her husband's friend, Lord Wakasanosuke. He leans forward with a frown as he reaches for his sword, having just witnessed Lord Moronao trying to slip the beauty a love letter. Her husband, Lord En'ya Hangan stands behind her, a worried expression as he waves at fan at Lord Wakasanosuke. Moronao stands at right, staring ahead with a tightlipped frown. A stone embankment fills the background, with steps at right. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29"

Condition - Nice detail. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired.

The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The 47 Ronin, Act 1: Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, 1849 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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