Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shimosuwa: Seki Sanjuro III as Inukai Genpachi
Series; The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido, 1852
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Shimosuwa: Seki Sanjuro III as Inukai Genpachi - Great kabuki portrait of Seki Sanjuro III as Inukai Genpachi, one of the famous Eight Dog Warriors in the play commonly known as the "Hakkenden." In a famous fight scene, he duels with Inuzuka Shino, not realizing that they are brothers. Here, he uses an iron truncheon to block a blow from his enemy's sword, grimacing angrily as he turns his head away. He wears a striking kimono patterned with dragons and swirling clouds over his suit of armor, his bushy hair tied back with a red sash. The landscape above shows a view of Shimosuwa with a waterfall rushing over the cliffs at left beneath tall pine trees. An expressive image of this legendary warrior.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Vertical folds. Small losses and holes, repaired. Wrinkling, creasing, toning, soiling, stain. lease see photos for details.