Left: Bando Kakitsu as Ariwara Narihira and Nakamura Sojuro as Sojo Henjo
Center: Iwai Hanshiro VIII as Ono no Komachi and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Bunya Yasuhide
Right: Ichikawa Sadanji as Otomo Kuronushi and Onoe Kikugoro V as Kisen Hoshi
Rokkassen – The Six Immortal Poets
Oban triptych (28" X 14")
Burnished patterns on the black and blue kimonos, metallics; sheets backed and attached
The poets and their attendants are aiming large brushes toward each other's faces. Some sort of poetry slam?