Arts and Designs of Japan
June Selection June 2019

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title (Kawarazaki Gonjuro) as Kirare Yosa and (Iwai Kumesaburo III) as Yokogushi Otomi
Play Hachiman Matsuri Yomiyano Nigiwai
Date 7/1860
Publisher Iseya Shonosuke
Format Oban (9 3/8" X 13 3/4")
Comment Centerfold
"Kirare" means cut and Yosa's scars are visible on his face and chest. The unhappy story of the love between Otomi, mistress of a gangster, and Yosa, a young man adopted by a samurai family, ends badly.
Price $100.
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