Arts and Designs of Japan
January Selection January 2020

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Left: (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as Soma Yasaku and another actor as Sarusuberi no Iwamatsu
Right: (Nakamura Tomijuro II) as the wife Oryu, who is actually Yanagi no Sei (the spirit of a willow tree)
Play Ume Yanagi Sakigake-zoshi
Date 3/1854
Publisher Kiya Sojiro
Format Oban diptych (19 3/4" X 14")
Comment The spirit of the willow tree seems to be shedding leaves.
Price $300.
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