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(Scene from Act 10 of play, Amakawaya scene, Gihei's shop)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • (Scene from Act 10 of play, Amakawaya scene, Gihei's shop), 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
  • 0000.1688
Label Text

Amekawaya Gihei kicks away his father-in-law Oda Ryōchika, who has just told him that he will mary Gihei's wife to a wealthy merchant. Gihei's son Yoshimeta at right playing kabuki with apprentice Igo who pretends to be Ashiwa as played by Danjūrō.
The kabuki game interlude is not in standard version of the play.