Kunisada: Kabuki Scene of a Grand Meeting

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Kabuki scene of a Grand Meeting
Date: 1852

Kabuki scene of Grand Meeting (Daidai-ko no ba ) in  Ise ondo koi-no-nebata“. In front of a large Shinto household alter,  surrounded by bamboo with white decoration, major characters of the play are depicted: in the center standing are Saruta Hikodazu and Shojiki Shotaro (covering his head with sleeves). On the is right Fukuoka Mitsugi, kneeling but reaching a package of money for his Aunt Omine, who is holding the sword. On the package it is written “1000 ryó“ , the amount which was found in osaissen-bako, the donation box on the shelf of the altar. On the left  we see Dómyaku Kinbei kneeling and Okon of an oil shop.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. 

Dimensions: ôban triptych
Signature: Toyokuni ga
Publisher: Moeri-ya Jibei