Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title (Iwai Kumesaburo III) as the koshimoto (lady's maid) Magaki and (Ichikawa Kuzo III) as the yakko (manservant) Tsumahei
Date 2/1858
Publisher Hayashiya Shogoro
Format Oban diptych (19 7/8" X 13 7/8")
Comment The action in this play involves a poem written by Magaki's mistress Usuyukihime. There is much banter and flirtation between the two servants and their masters and Tsumahei and Magaki fall in love.
Price $225.
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