Toyokuni III (1786 - 1865), "Nakamuro Nakazo I, as Sekihei "
|Title||Nakamuro Nakazo I, as Sekihei|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Anologues for the Thirty -six Poets|
|Reference No||MFA Boston; Waseda University Museum; The British Museum|
|Size||13 -1/2 x 9 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Fine. Slightly trimmed.|
Notes: All the above referenced examples are similarly trimmed.
In this scene from the play, "Sekinoto", the woodcutter Sekihei tries unsuccessfully to cut down an ancient cherry tree. The verse by Ki No Tsurayki is about cherry blossoms.
Signed: "Toyokuni ga".