Arts and Designs of Japan
November Selection November 2017

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Yoshiwara, 53 Stations
Left: (Nakamura Fukusuke) as Nagoya Sanza
Right: (Ichikawa Ichizo III) as Fuwa Banzaemon
Date 3/1860
Publisher Yamadaya
Format Oban diptych (20" X 14 3/8")
Comment In this scene, the two rival samurai, dressed in their traditional kimono (Sanza's decorated with swallows in the rain and Banzaemon's with clouds and lightning bolts) come to blows in the Yoshiwara.
Price $250.
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