Artist / Artwork
Sekidera Komachi - Utagawa  Kunisada (Toyokuni III) prints

Sekidera Komachi

By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Enquire about this Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) print:

Request Details
Sekidera Komachi - Utagawa  Kunisada (Toyokuni III) print

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Contact Scholten Japanese Art about Sekidera Komachi By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Date: 1822

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 37.4 by 25.2 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $2600 (excl. taxes)


signed Oju Kunisada ga, publisher's seal Waka (Wakasaya Yoichi of Jakurindo), censor's seal kiwame, ca. 1822

oban tate-e 14 3/4 by 9 7/8 in., 37.4 by 25.2 cm

The series title, Seven Episodes of Komachi of the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara nana Komachi), refers to a group of seven Noh plays portraying apocryphal incidents in the life of Ono no Komachi (ca. 825-900), one of the Six Immortal Poets (Rokkasen). The print title, Sekidera Komachi, is the name of the play written by Zeami Motokiyo (1363- 1443) which portrays the lonely poetess at the end of her life. In the play, through a conversation with the priest of the Sekidera Temple, Komachi expresses her deep regret of her vanity and the prideful scorn she displayed towards the many would-be suitors of her youth.

Read More