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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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Item no
354
Title
'Take of Mizuzao and Yokichi of Kanda' from the play 'Rokusa the Carpenter' ('Daiku Rokusa')
Description
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.
Artist / maker
Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Date
1849
Size
36.5 x 49 cm.
Type
Location
Art and Design Library
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Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.80(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£29.40(inc. VAT 20%)
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