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Artist Ginko
Title Haiyu Zashiki Asobi Tawamu no Zu – Actors enjoying an evening of games
Date December 25, 1875
Publisher Gusokuya Kahei
Format Oban triptych (28 1/4" X 13 7/8")
Comment Minor repairs
While many of the pairs of actors are engaged in neck wrestling, two pairs in the foreground are playing shogi and go. All the actors are identified by name cartouches. In the center, Ichikawa Danjuro IX and Bando Hikosaburo V are playing go.
Price $550.
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