Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Marks 446 - seal 25-210)
Censor's seal: kiwame
On each of these figures there is an iori mokko or crest of a four-petaled 'magnolia' flower sheltered under the roof of a hut. This motif is most commonly associated with the Soga brothers. In a 1981 Andon: Bulletin of the Society for Japanese Arts and Crafts it notes that Kudō and the brothers were first cousins once removed, and the boys often wear the same crest without the sidewalls on their formal clothes." This distinction can be seen clearly in this triptych.