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

Print: Naritayama Fudō myōō (成田山不動明王) is flanked by his attendants, Kongara Dōji (l矜迦羅童子) on the left and Seitaka Dōji (制吒迦童子) on the right as he rescues Hiranoya Tokubei (平のや徳兵衛), later Honchōmaru Tsunagorō (本朝丸綱五郎), from the sea

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Dates: 1851,created
Dimensions: 30.0 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindō)
(Marks 573 - seal 27-021)
Censor seals: Fuku and Muramatsu
Shita-uri seal

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; About Fudō Myōō; Tokyo Metropolitan Library ; Waseda University - right panel; Waseda University - center panel; Waseda Univesity - left panel; Victoria and Albert Museum - a single print image of this scene; Metropolitan Museum of Art - right panel only; Freer/Sackler Galleries;

Physical description:

The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston both identify this play as Genji moyō furisode hinagata (源氏模様娘雛形). That means that this image is based on a play borrowed from a kusazōshi or illustrated novel by Ryūtei Tanehiko.

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  • Bandō Shūka I (初代坂東しうか) as Seitaka Dōji (right)
  • Ichikawa Ebizo V as the deity Naritayama Fudo Myōō rescuing
    Ichikawa Danjuro VIII (八代目市川団十郎) as Hiranoya Tokubei, later Honchōmaru Tsunagorō (center)
  • Ichikawa Kuzō II (二代目市川九蔵) as Kongara Dōji (left)

The title cartouche reads: 本朝丸綱五郎成田山之御利益ニ而危一命ヲ助ルノ処

Performed at Ichimura Theater 1851/09.