Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The 47 Ronin, Act 6: The Departure of Okaru and the Suicide of Kampei
Series; The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Kanadehon Chushingura),1847 - 1852
The 47 Ronin, Act 6: The Departure of Okaru and the Suicide of Kampei - Interesting interpretation of Act 6 of the "Kanadehon Chushingura," the drama about the 47 ronin. Here, Okaru prepares to bathe her husband Kampei's feet in a shallow tub of water after he has returned from hunting. At right, his elderly mother-in-law has taken his gun to put it away. At left, the owner of a brothel has arrived to take away Okaru, who has sold herself to earn the money for her father to take part in the vendetta against Moronao. An unusual depiction of this scene.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Small losses at edges, a few holes, repaired. Creasing, wrinkling, slight toning, soiling, and rubbing. Please see photos for details.