Kuniyoshi: Chapter 45, Hashihime (Lady at the Bridge)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Chapter 45, Hashihime (Lady at the Bridge)
Series: Ukiyo-e Comparisons of the Cloudy Chapters of Genji (Genji kumo ukiyo-e awase)
A finely dressed Chidori flees from a castle holding a satchel with her lover Genta’s armor, which includes two swords. It is evening, and she is looking over her shoulder at the men behind her in pursuit. Perhaps from the play Sembonzakura, which was derived from the stories of the battles between the Minamoto and Taira clans.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Publisher: Iseya Ichibei
Literature: Robinson S45.45.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga