Arts and Designs of Japan
May Selection May 2018

Artist Chikashige
Title Left: Onoe Kikugoro V as Tsuna's mother, who is actually the demon Ibaraki
Right: Ichikawa Sadanji as Watanabe Genji Tsuna
Play Ibaraki
Date 1883
Publisher Fukuda Kumajiro
Format Oban triptych (27 3/4" X 14 1/4")
Comment Embossing, burnishing, metallics; sheets backed and attached
At the fight at Modori Bridge, Tsuna was nearly carried off by the demon Ibaraki. He escaped by cutting off her arm, which he kept in a locked chest, guarded at all times in case she came back for it. Here, the demon appears as a frail old woman (identified as Tsuna's mother) and eventually gets Tsuna to show her the severed arm, which she promptly seizes and escapes down the hanamichi.
Price $325.
< Previous #29 Next >

May Selection Listing | Home | About Us | Reference Books | Search by artist:

Arts and Designs of Japan
Peter and Lois Gilder
P.O. Box 22075, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 759-6233

Ukiyoe Dealers
of Japan

Ukiyoe Dealers Association of Japan