Arts and Designs of Japan
February Selection February 2023

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title From left, Ichikawa Sadanji as Seigen, Kawarazaki Gonjuro as Ushiwaka Denji, Onoe Kikugoro as Sakurahime
Play Edo Sakura Kiyomizu Seigen
Date 2/1858
Publisher Kagaya Kichibei
Format Oban (30 1/2" X 14 1/2")
Comment Full size, excellent color, early 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 $425.
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