Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Ichikawa Sadanji as Seigen, Kawarazaki Gonjuro as Ushiwaka Denji, Onoe Kikugoro V as Sakurahime
Play Edo Sakura Kiyomizu Seigen
Date 2/1858
Publisher Kagaya Kichibei
Format Oban triptych (30 1/2" X 14 1/2")
Comment Full size, excellent color and impression
Seigen, Abbot of Kiyomizu Temple, fell in love with the famous courtesan Sakurahime, causing a tremendous scandal and costing him his position. This print illustrates a kabuki play based on the story.
Price $300.
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