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Ogata Gekko, Japanese, (1859–1920)
Gekko's Essays: Ghost of Komachi-hime appears to Sekibei in play "Tsumoru koi yuki Sekinoto, 1897
Ink and colors on paper
14 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (37 x 24 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2018.1.64

Alternate Title: Gekko Zuihitsu: Seikinoto

The spirit of Komachi cherry tree appears in front of Sekibei, who holds a broad ax as he threatens to cut down the ancient tree in the kabuki play, "Tsumoru koi yuki Sekinoto." Sekibei is the barrier guard near Osaka.

Signed with the artist's seal.

Inks, colors, metallic pigments on paper

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