Guards Attempting to Capture a Monk, 1888

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Guards Attempting to Capture a Monk, 1888 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Guards Attempting to Capture a Monk, 1888

Comments - Lively kabuki scene of guards attempting to capture a komosu, a wander monk who plays the shakuhachi flute as a form of meditation. He flings his deep basket hat in the air with one hand, his flute in the other, as he kneels atop a sprawling guard. At lower right, another guard prepares to attack him with a iron truncheon. Three samurai watch the confrontation with angry expressions, and buildings line the area behind them. From left, the actors are Onoe Kikugoro, Ichikawa Kodanji, Ichikawa Danjuro, Otani Monzo, and Ichikawa Sadanji. Nice large expressive figures, detailed with burnishing on the black monk's mantle, the black kimono at left, and the black sleeve at lower right.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 7/8"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. A couple stains.

Guards Attempting to Capture a Monk, 1888 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Guards Attempting to Capture a Monk, 1888 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Guards Attempting to Capture a Monk, 1888 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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