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Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III), Japanese, (1786–1864)
Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: No. 33, Goyu, image 2, 1852
14 3/8 in. x 10 in. (36.51 cm x 25.4 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2005.1.27


Marks
Text banner in the upper right. Several seals in the lower right. Signed: "Toyokuni"

Medium
Colored ink woodblock print; oban tate-e.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print depicting the kabuki actor Ichikawa Danzo VI (1800-1871) in the role of Yamamoto Kansuke no haha (mother of Yamamoto Kansuke) in the kabuki play "Hana no yuki, Takeda no Kachidoki" (Snow Flowers, Takeda's Victory Shout).

"The actor Ichikawa Danzo VI (1800-1871) in the role of Yamamoto Kansuke no haha (mother of Yamamoto Kansuke) in the kabuki play Hana no yuki, Takeda no Kachidoki (“Snow Flowers, Takeda's Victory Shout”). The old woman’s son was one of the great war strategists of the 16th century and one of Takeda Shingen’s samurai generals. The Goyu Station on the Tokaido was well-known for its many brothels and aggressive prostitutes."
(JC, student in 2010 seminar ARHI154 Japanese Prints)

Publisher
Isekane

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