Kawanabe Kyōsai: Eye-popping Gore from the 47 Ronin

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Artist: Kawanabe Kyōsai
Title: Eye-popping Gore
Series: Genroku Yamato nishiki (Brocade of Japan in the Genroku Period)
Date: 1886

Yamato Warriors: Muramatsu Sandayu Takanao and Yanagihara Heiemon, from the story of the 47 Ronin (Chushingura). Almost comically explicit scene of one of the 47 Ronin (Muramatsu Takanao) ripping off a man’s face, while another man’s head lies on the ground. Spattered blood and soil have been applied by hand for realism.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Lead pigment in sky and as ash on ground.
Dimensions: ôban (37.9 x 26.2 cm)
Publisher: Takekawa Seikichi
Signature: Seisei Kyosai ga