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Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, (1835–1900)
Ichikawa Kodanji as Oichi of Mamushi, 1872
Ink on Paper
13 3/4 in. x 9 5/16 in. (349.25 mm x 236.54 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.131

Seal: Toshidama. Signed: Kunichika ga. Censor's seal: Aratame and date (saru-go) on single seal.

Colored ink on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print with an image of a male actor playing Oichi of Mamushi. This violent scene shows an angered actor who is about to strike. The artist has further emphasized the tension by contrasting the actor's busy kimono pattern against the simple serene background of the kabuki stage.

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