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Kyū daime (Act 9)
  • Utagawa Toyokuni I
    1769–1825
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Kyū daime (Act 9), circa 1790, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Ukie Chūshingura (Chūshingura Perspective Pictures)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 200 x 311 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 12 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 227 x 348 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 13 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7604
Description

Perspective print of act nine, snow secen at Yuranosuke's house in Yamashima. Center scene, Tonase prepares to kill her daughter Konami and is stopped by Honzo, disguised as mendicant monk with shekuhechi. Scene at right with Konase, Konami, and Oishi. Rikiya grabs her and attacks father-in-law Honzo. Yuranosuke enters and stops Rikiya at left.