Toyokuni I: The Fifth Month: Ichikawa Danjûrô in bird-patterned hakama trousers.
Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I
Title: The Fifth Month: Ichikawa Danjûrô in bird-patterned hakama trousers.
Series: From Twelve Month (jûnikagetsu no uchi)
Date: ca 1815
Ichikawa Danjûrô poses in his hakama trousers, designed with white birds. His upper kimono has the crest of stylized Japanese quince beneath a mountain. Above him hang a bundle of calamus (or lilies shôbu) and yomogi leaves, which were used as protection against evil spirits and illness. The text says: Ichikawa Danjûrô otsutome môshi sôrô, meaning “I, Ichikawa Danjûrô am playing the role.”
He stares above, a yellow fan in his right hand. His left hand holds the edge of his hakama.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some trimming.
Publisher: Azuma-ya Daisuke ?
Signature: Toyokuni ga