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Artist Kunichika
Title Onoe Kikugoro V as Dochushi Hatsuzo in a play about the eruption of Mt. Bandai
Play Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi
Date September 10, 1888
Publisher Matsuki Heikichi
Format Oban triptych (28 1/4" X 14 1/4")
Comment Mica on the black background
The play seems to take place at an onsen – the hotspring is pictured in the circle on the left and the actor is in a yukata. Mt. Bandai erupted on July 15, 1888, completely changing the local landscape and killing 461 people.
Price $750.
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