Artist: Utagawa Kunishige (歌川國重)

Print: Ichikawa Danjūrō IX (市川團十郎) as Mongaku Shōnin (文覚上人) at waterfall with Fudō Myōō and his assistants Kongara dōji and Seitaka dōji - one of these actors is Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫)

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Dates: 1883,created
Dimensions: 28.5 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Utagawa Kunishige hitsu
Artist's seal: Toshidama
Date: Meiji 16, 6th month

Related links: Lyon Collection - Kunichika print of Mongaku under a waterfall;Lyon Collection - Kuniyoshi print of Mongaku under a waterfall;

Physical description:

In reference to another representation, one by Kunichika, of Mongaku in the Lyon Collection it says:

"This print is from a group of six known prints. It portrays the 12th-century figure Endō Moritō doing penance under the Nachi waterfall after he accidentally murders his cousin and lover Kesa Gozen. As atonement he takes the tonsure, aussumes the name Mongaku Shōnin and begins a pilgrimage which includes doing penance under the icy waters of the Nachi falls. Kabuki playwrights later adopted the Mongaku story in [this] piece..."