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'Take of Mizuzao and Yokichi of Kanda'

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1849, Wood cut
'Take of Mizuzao and Yokichi of Kanda'
'Take of Mizuzao and Yokichi of Kanda'
'Take of Mizuzao and Yokichi of Kanda'
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'Take of Mizuzao and Yokichi of Kanda' from the play 'Rokusa the Carpenter' ('Daiku Rokusa')
Actor portrait of Bando Hikosaburo IV (left) and his son, Bando Hikosaburo V (right).The print depicts the fabulous feat accomplished by Take of Mizuzao and Yokichi of Kanda River.
Rokusa the Carpenter was a character that appeared in many Kabuki plays. Numerous prints depict the giant carp that features in the play's famous 'carp grappling scene' (koitsukami).This scene developed from 'water plays' performed during the summer months in which tanks of water were set up on stage. In the 'carp grappling scene' the hero would engage in underwater combat with the model of a giant carp.
Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
36.5 x 49 cm.
Art and Design Library
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