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Musashi
  • Utagawa Kunikazu
    active 1849–1867
    active: Japan
  • Musashi, circa 1860s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Dai Nihon Rokujū Yoshū (The 60-odd Provinces of Japan)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 179 x 213 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 8 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0003
Description

Musashi in a province and also Miyamoto Musashi. Here an Edo night scene with firefighters fighting Musashi. Brass dust details in clothing. Firefighters and others in silhouette in background. Small cartouche says Tsunagorō, possibly a kabuki actor.