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Artist Yoshiiku
Title Vol. 917 – Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kibi Daijin
Series Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun – Tokyo Daily News
Date January 26, 1875
Publisher Gusokuya
Format Oban (9 3/8" X 14")
Comment 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.
Price $200.
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