Scene from Ichi-no-Tani futaba gunki, 1831

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Ichi-no-Tani futaba gunki, 1831 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Ichi-no-Tani futaba gunki, 1831

Series; An Assortment of Beauties in Modern Style
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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.

Scene from Ichi-no-Tani futaba gunki, 1831 - Interesting scene from the kabuki play "Ichi-no-Tani futaba gunki" at the Kawarazaki Theater in Edo, a play about the famous Battle of Ichi-no-Tani between the Minamoto and Taira Clans. At right, the Minamoto warrior Kumagai Jiro Naozane grimaces angrily as he thrusts a signboard at his wife. In his other hand he holds a cylindrical box used to hold severed heads for identification. He wears a black kamishimo with a striking pattern of splashing waves. His wife, Sagami, kneels at left, a strange grin on her face as she takes hold of the wooden post. Unbeknownst to her, Naozane has sacrificed their son rather than kill an illegitimate son of the Emperor, and the boy's head is in the box Naozane holds. From left, the actors are Segawa Kikunojo V and Ichikawa Danjuro VIII. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 20"

Condition - Good detail. A few repairs, creasing and slight rubbing throughout.

Scene from Ichi-no-Tani futaba gunki, 1831 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Ichi-no-Tani futaba gunki, 1831 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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