Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion
Series; The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Kanadehon Chushingura), 1854 - 1855
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The 47 Ronin, Act 7: The Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion - Handsome scene from the kabuki play "Kanadehon Chushingura," based on the true story of the 47 Ronin. The leader of the ronin, Yuranosuke stands on a verandah of the Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion with his sword drawn after discovering the spy Kudayu hiding beneath the floorboards. A man attempts to drag the spy from his hiding place as he clings to a wooden pillar. The beauty Okaru reacts in alarm, throwing her hands out at her sides and other men rush from inside at the sound of the commotion. A beautifully detailed setting with rich color. A fine subject for a samurai enthusiast.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 13 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some prints have a few small holes or slight thinning, repaired. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details.