Scene from Chiyo no Haru Tosa-e no Saya-ate, 1861

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Chiyo no Haru Tosa-e no Saya-ate, 1861  by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Chiyo no Haru Tosa-e no Saya-ate, 1861

Comments - Great scene from the kabuki play "Chiyo no Haru Tosa-e no Saya-ate," a tale about the samurai Nagoya Sanza who was banished by his clan after a valuable scroll in his care was stolen by the evil Fuwa Banzaemon. The pair accidentally meet in the Yoshiwara one night. Here, Tsuruya Denzo tries to intervene, stepping atop a black robe over both their blades. At left, Sanza looks up at Tsuruya with a frown, angry that he is preventing him from attacking his enemy. His kimono features a pattern of swallow in rain. At right, Banzaemon likewise grimaces at Tsuruya, wearing a matching coat and kimono with a design of lightning bolts and yellow clouds. A low fence behind them enclosed yellow flowering shrubs and a blossoming cherry tree. From left, the actors are Kawarazaki Gonjuro I, Bando Kamezo I, and Nakamura Shikan IV. A handsome design with an attractive setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical fold as side of two panels. A few creases at edges and small repairs.

Scene from Chiyo no Haru Tosa-e no Saya-ate, 1861  by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Chiyo no Haru Tosa-e no Saya-ate, 1861  by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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