Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Left: (Nakamura Fukusuke) as Kasugaya Tokijiro
Right: (Bando Mitsugoro) as Midori and (Onoe Kikusaburo) as Urasato of the Yamana House
Play Akegarasu Yuki Urasato
Date intercalary 5/1857
Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi
Format Oban diptych (19 7/8" X 13 7/8")
Comment Tokijiro and Urasato are lovers and Midori is their child. Urasato has sold herself to the Yamana House to help Tokijiro recover a scroll in the possession of the brothel's owner. She has been tied up and beaten in an attempt to make her reveal Tokijiro's whereabouts.
Price $250.
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