Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Kawarazaki Gonjuro as Araiso Danshichi
Inset Carp
Date 5/1863
Publisher Kagiya Shobei
Format Oban (9 3/4" X 14 3/8")
Comment Embossing in the white of the kimono; backed
This series pairs actor portraits with various types of fish
The name "araiso" (wants to wash) refers to Danshichi's desire to wash the blood of his victim off his hands.
Price $150.
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