Scene from Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1856

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1856

Comments - Handsome scene from the popular kabuki play "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" at the Nakamura Theater. The fox Genkuro has taken human form to recover a small hand drum that Minamoto no Yoshitsune had given to his sweetheart, Shizuka Gozen. He kneels at left, a frown on his face as he stares ahead, one hand held up before him like a paw. Unaware of his true nature, Lady Shizuka playfully takes hold of his hat, smiling at him as she holds the drum to her shoulder. White cherry blossoms frame the night sky above. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Kodanji IV and Onoe Kikugoro IV. Nice expressive figures in an attractive setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 17 3/4"

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Horizontal and vertical folds, a few small repairs and creases.

Scene from Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1856 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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