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Artist: Utagawa Kunihiro (歌川国広)

Print: Arashi Rikan II (嵐璃寛) as Miyamoto Musashi (宮本無三四)

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Dates: 1832,created
Dimensions: 9.5 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Kunihiro ga (国廣画)
Publisher: Tenmaya Kihei
(Marks 536 - seal 26-155)

Related links: British Museum; Hankyu Culture Foundation;

Physical description:

This print commemorates a performance of Katakiuchi Nito Eiyūki (復讐二島英雄記 - かたきうちにとうえいゆうき) at the Chikugo Theater in 1/1832.

Katakiuchi (復讐) means 'vendetta' or 'revenge'. Eiyūki is 英勇記. The ki part (記) means 'chronicle'.

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Literature:

Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 2, Osaka, 1998, no 61.