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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Imaginary performance (mitate) with actors in the roles of (from right) Bandō Shūka I as Sadatō's wife (Tsuma) Sodehagi (貞任妻袖萩), Abe Sadatō (阿部貞任), Hachiman Tarō Yoshiie (八幡太郎義家) and others in lion, tiger and elephant costumes

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Dates: 1850,created
Dimensions: 9.6 in,13.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
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Signed: shingen no ōju (by special request of the publisher) Toyokuni ga
梓元の應需豊国画
Publisher: Miyakozawa (Marks U227 - seal 25-446)
Censor seals: Hama and Kinugasa

Related links: Library of Congress; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (right panel); Hankyu Culture Foundation - right panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - center panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - left panel;

Physical description:

Notice that in this Kunisada triptych there are performers dressed up as stylized a lion, tiger and elephant.