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Yashima besso (Act Nine: Konami and Tonase Wait While Honzo Disguised as a Monk Eavesdrops)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Yashima besso (Act Nine: Konami and Tonase Wait While Honzo Disguised as a Monk Eavesdrops), 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 152 x 218 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 x 8 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 189 x 242 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 7/16 x 9 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7438
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Tonase holds sword and confronts her daughter Konami at Yuranosuke's house in Yamashina. Her husband Hondō in Komusō outside gate playing an instrument.