kisokaido

画題等「木曾街道六十九次之内」「廿七」「芦田 あらい丸 女月尼」

Main scene: The witch Nyogetsu-ni followed by Arai Maru

Insert: village among mountains. (1852-1853)

The Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaidô Road,

(Kisokaidô rokujûku tsugi, 木曾街道六十九次之内)


Print No. 27

-Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳)

Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Miyanokoshi: Oto no Miya
Series; Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido Road, 1852 - 1853

Miyanokoshi: Oto no Miya - Fantastic scene of Prince Oto no Miya, the son of exiled Emperor Go-Daigo, and one of his students reading scriptures in a cave. As the nobleman reads from a scroll, his companion looking on attentively, his murderer, Fuchibe Yoshihiro, approaches at left, peering around the rocky edge of the cave. A flame flickers from an oil lamp on a stand, and scrolls are neatly stacked on a low black lacquer writing desk before the prince.

Woodblock print.(69 Stations of the Kisokaido Highway). No.30. Yaegaki-hime dancing with the helmet of Shingen while ghost foxes dance behind her. Print artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳) (1797-1861) Published by: Yawataya Sakujiro Date1852 (8/1852) Made in: Japan

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No. 49 Hosokute 細久手Title (series)Kisokaido rokujoku tsugi no uchi 木曾街道六十九次之内 (Sixty-Nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido)
Woodblock print, oban tate-e. Hosokute Station. Horikoshi Masatomo (the historical Hotta Masanobu) tormented on his sickbed by ghosts Block cut by: Hori Takichi (彫多吉) Print artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳) Published by: Yawataya Sakujiro Edo Period 1852 (7th month)

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