Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunikazu
Title Left: Jitsukawa Ensaburo I as the ghost of Sakon
Right: Bando Hikosaburo V as Mashiba Hisatsugu
Play Setsugekka
Date 1/1848 at the Naka Theater
Format Chuban diptych (14 1/4" X 9 3/4")
Comment Deluxe printing with copper, gold and silver. The white robe is heavily embossed. Sheets backed and attached. The robe on the figure at left is printed in soft gray outline at the bottom to indicate that he is a ghost.
See Kamigata Yakusha-e Vol. 4, #577
Price $300.
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