Play at the Meijiza: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1894

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Play at the Meijiza: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1894 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Play at the Meijiza: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1894

Comments - Great scene from the kabuki play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura at the Meijiza or Meiji Theater in Tokyo. From left, the actors are Ichikawa Gonjuro I as Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Ichikawa Kojiro I as Tosabo, Ichikawa Sadanji I as Musashibo Benkei, and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kawagoe Taro. Holding a bow in his hand, Yoshitsune looks over his shoulder with an angry frown. In the center his loyal retainer, the warrior monk Benkei, has an impressive array of weapons at his back, including a giant saw and a wooden mallet. Below him, the monk Tosabo looks up with a strange grimace from astride a brown horse, his long sideburns known as catfish whiskers. In the distance at upper right, the banners and pennants of approaching troops can be seen.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and good detail.

Play at the Meijiza: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1894 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Play at the Meijiza: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, 1894 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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