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Utagawa Kuniyoshi ( 1797 - 1861 ) - Meeting on the Yamazaki road - Ronin series - 1854

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 Utagawa Kuniyoshi ( 1797 - 1861 ) - Meeting on the Yamazaki road - Ronin series - 1854

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Original multi coloured Japanese woodcut

Technique: Woodcut
Year: 19th century
Condition: In good condition
Title of artwork: Meeting on the Yamazaki road - Ronin series
Signature: Signed
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi ( 1797 - 1861 )
Sold with frame: No
Total dimensions (in cm): 25
Picture size (in cm): 23

23 x 35 cm.
On hand made 'washi' paper from the period.

Original from 1854, no reprint.
Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Date: 11/1854
Censor's seal: aratame

Title: Kanadehon Chūshingura, Act 5 (假名手本忠臣藏 - 五段目) Meeting on the Yamazaki road
This print records the meeting between Kampei and Senzaki Yagorō at Yamazaki. You will notice that this meeting is near a sacred site as indicated by the shimenawa or straw rope strung between two of the trees. You will also notice two ema, i.e., votive plaques seen at shrines, in that same area atop tall bamboo poles with illustrations of cocks or roosters on them. This must have some kind of meaning but what it is is as yet unknown. This print dates from 1854 which is not a rooster year in the Japanese zodiac cycle. 1849 and 1861 were.
Kabuki21 summurizes Act V as: "One dark and rainy night Kanpei is out hunting. He runs into one of Hangan's retainers on a country road and expresses his desire to join their cause. Unsure of Kanpei's trustworthiness, the retainer reveals no details of their plot, but says they are raising funds. Kanpei realizes it is to finance the vendetta and asks to contribute, although he has no ready cash."

Genre: Chūshingura (忠臣蔵 - 47 rōnin)
Chūshingura (忠臣蔵?) is the title given to fictionalized accounts in Japanese literature, theatre, and film that relate the historical incident involving the Forty-seven Rōnin and their mission to avenge the death of their master, Asano Naganori. Including the early Kanadehon Chūshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵?), the story has been told in kabuki, bunraku, stage plays, films, novels, television shows and other media. Chūshingura ranks among the most familiar of all historical stories in Japan.


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  • Beautiful print, very good package. Very good seller! Thanks!

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