Scene from Hana ichiza hatsune no tabi, 1856

by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Hana ichiza hatsune no tabi, 1856 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Hana ichiza hatsune no tabi, 1856

Comments - Terrific kabuki scene from the play "Hana ichiza hatsune no tabi" at the Ichimura Theater of a trio of actors performing on a stage accompanied by musicians and chanters on a low platform behind them. In the center, Donpachi looks up impishly as he dances about, much to the dismay of the beauty Onami at left. His upper lip is shaded in blue from not shaving. She recoils from him, leaning back with her mouth agape, apparently aghast at his behavior. At right, Hiyarizo frowns down at him, his arms firmly folded across his chest in disapproval. Behind them, men in matching rust colored kamishimo and black kimono play shamisen and read from small lecterns, framed by a blossoming cherry tree overhead. From left, the actors are Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Bando Hikosaburo V, and Kawarazaki Ganjuro V. An intriguing image with rich color.

Artist - Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 5/8"

Condition - Nice detail. A few small repairs, a couple light creases.

Scene from Hana ichiza hatsune no tabi, 1856 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Hana ichiza hatsune no tabi, 1856 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)