||Left: Iwai Hanshiro VIII as Kishino's mistress Oaki and Nakamura Sojuro as Takenokami (Ikegami) Shiro|
Center: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Saijo (Saigo) Takamori
Right: Onoe Kikugoro V as Minohara (Shinohara) Kunimoto and Ichikawa Sadanji as Kishino (Kirino) Toshiaki
||Okige no Kumo Harau Asagochi – The Morning East Wind Clearing the Clouds of the Southwest|
||Oban triptych (28 7/8" X 14")|
||Burnishing on the black areas; sheets backed and attached|
This illustrates a play about the Satsuma Rebellion, just a year before. Apparently the use of fireworks to simulate gunfire and explosions was a big success. See Coats, Chikanobu p. 23.