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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title (Ichikawa Danuro VIII) as the outlaw/magician Jiraiya and (Ichikawa Kuzo II) as Tomikitaro
Play Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari
Date 8/1852
Publisher Ebisuya Shoshichi
Format Vertical oban diptych (9 7/8" X 13 7/8")
Comment Jiraiya's exploits have been shown in many a Japanese print. This particular scene is commonly portrayed in a diptych so it is very unusual for Toyokuni III to have put all the elements into a single sheet.
Price $300.
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