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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Scene from the Tōkaidō Yotsuya Kaidan with Ichikawa Ebizō V (市川海老蔵) on the left as Kamiya Iemon (神谷伊右衛門), Matsumoto Kōshirō V (松本幸四郎) as Naosuke (直助), Iemon's assistant, Onoe Kikugorō III (尾上菊五郎) as Oiwa floating in the river, and Onoe Eizaburō III (尾上栄三郎) on the right as Oyumi (お弓)

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Dates: 1836,created
Dimensions: 30.0 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
(Marks 595 - seal 04-007)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Waseda University - center panel; Waseda University - left panel; Waseda University - right panel; Japan Arts Council; National Museums of Scotland - right panel; National Museums of Scotland - center panel; National Museums of Scotland - left panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - 1831 Osagawa Tsuneyo as Oyumi;

Physical description:

The curatorial files of the National Museum of Scotland note that in the right panel "...Onoe Eisaburō III as O-Yumi watching horrified as the decomposing corpse of O-Iwa (played by Onoe Kikugorō III) floats down the river tied to a door, Matsumoto Kōshirō V as Naosuke striking a catfish with a grave-marker caught by the villain Tamiya Iemon (played by Ichikawa Ebizo V), from the play Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan [東海道四谷怪談] at the Morita theatre..."