Otsuma and Hachirobei in the Unagidani Scene of Urami no Samezaya, New Edition, Part 1

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Otsuma and Hachirobei in the Unagidani Scene of Urami no Samezaya, New Edition, Part 1 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Otsuma and Hachirobei in the Unagidani Scene of Urami no Samezaya, New Edition, Part 1

From an untitled series of joruri libretti
A Fine Tokyo Reprint Collection

Otsuma and Hachirobei in the Unagidani Scene of Urami no Samezaya, New Edition, Part 1 - Intriguing image of a mother dressing her young child, looking over her shoulder with a rather worried expression. She grasps the baby's wrist as she slips the arm into a kimono sleeve, the child kicking and waving his legs. The background features a variety of open books, texts for ballad dramas known as "joruri." An unusual design, rarely seen in reprint.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 15" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight thinning on reverse at two points on left edge from previous mounting. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Otsuma and Hachirobei in the Unagidani Scene of Urami no Samezaya, New Edition, Part 1 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Otsuma and Hachirobei in the Unagidani Scene of Urami no Samezaya, New Edition, Part 1 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)