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Dai ni (Act 2)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Dai ni (Act 2), circa 1847–1852, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura roku (Records of the Faithful and Gallant Retainers)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 242 x 356 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 14 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 228 x 350 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 13 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1986.0001

At left, scene between a man (identified as Rikiya) and his betrothed (Konami). The man shows embarrassment by skratching neck with fan handle. A woman (identified as the mother of Konami, Tonase) listens behind a sliding door. At right, scene between two figures (identified as Honzo and Wakanozuke) where the figure on the left is striking a branch off a pine tree bonsai. Scene recessed in Western perspective (uki-e).