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Flowers of the Theatrical World: Actor Ichikawa En - Yamamura  Koka, Toyonari prints

Flowers of the Theatrical World: Actor Ichikawa En

By Yamamura Koka, Toyonari

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Flowers of the Theatrical World: Actor Ichikawa En - Yamamura  Koka, Toyonari print

Yamamura Koka, Toyonari
1921

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Date: 1921

Medium: woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 42.2x28.5 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $2400 (excl. taxes)

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The actor Ichikawa Ennosuke II (Ichikawa En'o I, 1888-1963) is in the role of Hayami Tota from the play Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees). The play is set in 1185, following the decisive battle of Dannoura between the Minamoto and Taira clans in which the general Taira no Yoshitsune engineered total victory for his family. Soon after the victory, however, Yoshitsune finds himself in a rivalry with his brother, Yoritomo. Hayami Tota is a follower of Yoritomo's whose attempt to capture Yoshitsune's mistress was foiled by Yoshitsune's faithful retainer, Sato Tadanobu.

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