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Artist Kuniyoshi
Title (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) as the priest Narukami
Play Narukami
Date 1851
Publisher Kadokin
Format Oban (9 3/4" X 14 1/8")
Comment Oxidized pigment on the flames on the kimono, repairs along left edge. In this famous pose,Narukami is enraged at being deceived by Princess Taema. She seduced him in order to free the Dragon God of Rain whom he had imprisoned in a pond. Waking from a drunken stupor, Narukami feels the rain and realizes he's been tricked. "Narukami" is one of the Juhachiban (18 Plays) of the Ichikawa family of actors. Illustrated in Heroes and Ghosts,#174.
Price $650.
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