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Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Togashi Saemon (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Musashibô Benkei (C), and Bandô Takesaburô I as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (L)

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Triptych: 17.3216.18 (center), 17.3216.19 (right), 17.3216.20 (left) Play: Kanjinchô Theater: Kawarazaki

Inscription

Poems 「此木戸の掟をゆるす桜かな 米升」 「花の空それつら/\おもん見れは 夜雨庵<八代目三升>」 「こたひ武蔵坊のすゝめによりて しらぬ山ふむも虎の尾さくらかな 橘子<竹☆>」

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 一陽斎豊国画

Marks

Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Kinugasa 吉村、衣笠

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1849 (Kaei 2), 3rd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 73.5 cm (14 1/8 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3216.18-20

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints