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Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III), Japanese, (1786–1864)
Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: No. 34, Futagawa, 1852
Ink on paper
14 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (35.88 cm x 24.77 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: 2005.1.1


Marks
Signed Toyokuni.

Medium
Colored ink on paper; oban tate-e.

Object Description
A woodblock print from Kunisada's series "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido" featuring kabuki actors. This print features an onnagata (female impersonator), either Ichikawa Monnosuke III (1794-1824) or Ichikawa Monnosuke IV (1804-1862), in the role of the faithful wife Kofuyu in the play "Konoshita Kage Hazama Kassen." She is wearing a purple outer robe with Genji-ko (Tale of Genji chapter symbols) amid maple leaves – suggesting that this character is sensitive to traditional Japanese culture.

Publisher
Isekane.

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