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(Scene from Act Nine, The Villa at Yamashina)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • (Scene from Act Nine, The Villa at Yamashina), 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 178 x 275 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 x 10 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 182 x 280 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1685

Kakogawa Honzō disguised as priest observes his wife Tonase preparing their daughter Konami for suicide in front of Yuranosukei's wife Oishi.