Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Chikanobu
Title Depiction of the stabbing of 7 people at the Sugido House in the New Yoshiwara in Edomachi in Tokyo
Date August 1880
Publisher Yamamura Kinsaburo
Format Vertical oban triptych (28 3/4" X 14 1/2")
Comment This print depicts an historic event. A young man from Fukushima, Tokunaga Bin, attacked and killed 7 people in a brothel on July 23, 1879. A very rare subject for Chikanobu, who is known for his elegant designs of beautiful women.
Illustrated in Coats, Chikanobu, p.33
Price $375.
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