Kunisada: Shirafuji Genda with Kappa
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Shirafuji Genda with Kappa
Series: The Sixty-odd Provinces of Japan (Dai Nippon rokujûyo-shû)
Date: ca. 1845
The wrestler Shirafuji Genda in high geta holding on to a kappa. The kappa has mica highlights. The inset panel is signed “Toyokuni no monjin
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei (?)
Literature: See B.W. Robinson’s “Kuniyoshi: The Warrior Prints” (1982), series number S36.18.
Seal: censor’s seal of Watari
Signature: Motome ni ojite (to special order) Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga