Terakoya kubi jikken no ba, Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print by Toyohara Kunichika (Original)


This Ukiyo-e woodblock print is completely same print in The National Library of Australia. It is drawn by a famous Ukiyo-e artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) and printed in 1895.
This Ukiyo-e depicts a famous scene of Kabuki play by a famous Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro. In the kabuki story, a man named Matsuo-maru discovered his son’s head. The son was killed as a scapegoat of his master’s son, so Matsuo-maru had to hide his sadness to mislead their enemy. Two actors in the Kabuki story was depicted in this Ukiyo-e with their names in the story: Onoe Kikugoro and Genzo.
Preserved condition is excellent, and the print will be delivered with frame.

  • Title: Terakoya kubi jikken no ba
  • Drawn by Toyohara Kunichika
  • Genre: color woodblock prints (Nishikie)
  • Three prints in a set, printed in 1895
  • Paper: Washi Japanese Paper
  • Size: large-type, 350 x 240mm each.
  • Made in Edo (current Tokyo)

For your reference, here is the image of completely same print of this product in the National Library of Australia. (Link to their archive)
same print of the product in the national library of Australia

Also, a piece of Ukiyo-e by same artist Kunichika was made a successful bid in Christie’s Auction for USD 11,875.
Title of the Ukiyo-e was “A comparison of flesh at the Iris Bath”
a piece of Ukiyo-e by Toyohara kunichika, sold in Christie's auction

About Ukiyo-e, The Japanese Wood Block Prints

Ukiyo-e are Japanese genre paintings made using woodblock prints. Ukiyo-e paintings boomed during a period of Japanese history known as the Edo or Tokugawa period (1603-1868). Now the most popular and famous form of Japanese visual art, you probably recognize these genre paintings and might even recall their popular depictions of lively theatre acts or rowdy cantinas. In fact, their bold composition and bright, inviting colors instigated the now famous impressionist movement in the Western art world. Those influenced by Hokusai’s work in Paris include the famous Vincent van Gogh (1854-1890) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Thus, Ukiyo-e became recognized, respected, and valued by people around the world.

...Please see this page for more about Ukiyo-e

About Our Stock of Ukiyo-e Collections

Our Ukiyo-e prints are all authentic ones printed in Edo era (upto 200 years ago), neither replicas nor color prints. Our Ukiyo-e prints are actually sold in a gallery in Japan at the same time by licensed collector. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or requests. 

Our Ukiyoe Gallery with visitors
Our Ukiyoe Gallery with visitors
Our Ukiyoe Gallery, seller license

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