Arts and Designs of Japan
December Selection December 2017

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Left: (Seki Sanjuro III) as the Hell Babaa Otani and (Iwai Kumesaburo III) as Jurokuyo Osayo
Center: (Ichikawa Sadanji IV) as Oniazami Seikichi and (Sawamura Tossho II) as Kageyama Hannojo
Right: (Kawarazaki Gonjuro) as Yaegaki Monza
Play Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
Date 1/1859
Publisher Tsutaya
Format Oban triptych (30 1/8" X 14 1/2")
Comment Some burnishing; slight backing residue, sheets separate
In this unusual design, the two warriors fighting in front of a large statue of Buddha seem to be superimposed on the scene at the left.
Price $350.
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