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Hikosan Gangen 9-dan me (Act Nine of the play Hikosan Gangen)
  • Katsukawa Shunsen
    1762–circa 1830
    active: Japan
  • Hikosan Gangen 9-dan me (Act Nine of the play Hikosan Gangen), 1817, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Series of Kabuki Heroines with poetry by Nanboku
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 546.1 x 268.3 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21 1/2 x 10 9/16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0045
Description

The heroine Osono holding itenerant monk's kōmuso (hat), sheathed sword, and monk's kesa (robe). Refers to act nine of the drama Hikosan Gangen. A branch of red and white plums represents Osono in the play an dhave a tanzaku of poem by Nanboku.