||Vol. 917 – Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kibi Daijin|
||Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun – Tokyo Daily News|
||January 26, 1875|
||Oban (9 3/8" X 14")|
||Burnished pattern on the black kimono; backed|
This type of print was issued as a supplement to the newspaper. Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun started in 1872 and began the first home delivery in the world in 1875.
This design illustrates a scene from the play Kibi Daijin Shina Monogatari. Danjuro, as the envoy Kibi Daijin (Kibi no Makibi, 695-775), is presenting a tribute of gold to the Chinese Emperor.