Kunichika: Actor With Hell and Demon Robe

Toyohara Kunichika

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Artist: Toyohara Kunichika
Title: Actor With Hell and Demon Robe
Series: Colorful Stylish Fashion for Spring Rain (Ryuko moyo iro no harusame)
Date: 1867

The actor Otani Tomoemon V as the yakko Asahina Tobei. He wears a robe with Emma, the King of Hell featured on the back, and several oni on the sleeve. Emma is holding his hat with one hand and pointing with alarm towards the sleeve that shows three large and one small oni (demon). The middle demon with one horn carries a baby demon with a single horn on his back. Rain is falling, and Tobei carries a shakuhachi. 

Condition: Excellent impression, very good color and condition. Binding holes near left margin.
Dimensions: ôban 36.5 x 25 cm.
Literature: See Waseda # 201-0880
Signature: Kunichika 


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