Honno-ji at the Kabukiza, 1893

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Honno-ji at the Kabukiza, 1893 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Honno-ji at the Kabukiza, 1893

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Honno-ji at the Kabukiza, 1893 - Dramatic scene from the kabuki play "Honno-ji" at the Kabukiza or Kabuki Theater, a tale about the daimyo Oda Nobunaga and his general, Akechi Mitsuhide. Preparations were being made at Honnoji Temple for a feast, and Mitsuhide hung banners with his own clan's emblem on them rather than using his master's Oda crest. Leaning on an armrest at right, the angry Nobunaga orders his retainer in the center, Mori Ranmaru, to beat Mitsuhide with his fan. Ranmaru raises the fan above his head to strike, Mitsuhide grimacing as he sits before him. At left, a beauty watches the confrontation with concern from behind a screen patterned with crashing waves and a full moon. A lively and colorful design.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. A couple small repairs and creases, fold at edge.

Honno-ji at the Kabukiza, 1893 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Honno-ji at the Kabukiza, 1893 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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