Enemies Meeting in the Yoshiwara

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Enemies Meeting in the Yoshiwara by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Enemies Meeting in the Yoshiwara

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene from the play commonly known as "Nagoya Sanza" of two enemies accidentally meeting in the Yoshiwara one night. Nagoya Sanza was banished by his clan after a valuable scroll in his care was stolen by the evil Fuwa Banzaemon, and he spends his time trying to recover the scroll and his honor. At left, Sanza grips his sword with both hands as he leans forward, his chin tilted defiantly as he recognizes Banzaemon at right. Banzaemon grips his own sword, holding the blade out before him with a tightlipped frown. The young beauty between them tries to intervene, throwing her hands out in a stopping motion. Nice large expressive figures set off by a deep blue night sky, beautifully detailed with an embossed pattern on Sanza's white kimono and burnishing on the beauty's black collar.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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

Condition - Nice color and detail. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired. Slight creasing.

Enemies Meeting in the Yoshiwara by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Enemies Meeting in the Yoshiwara by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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