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Shichi daime (Act 7)
  • Utagawa Toyokuni I
    1769–1825
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Shichi daime (Act 7), circa 1790, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Ukie Chūshingura (Chûshingura Perspective Pictures)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 203 x 311 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 x 12 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 229 x 348 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 x 13 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7605
Description

Perspective print of act seven, at the Gion teahouse, Ichiriki. Numerous scenes depicted in print. Center right, three ronin, Heiyeman, and Okaru come to see the seemingly drunk Yuranosuke. Okaru, center top, and Kudayru from beneath floor see Yuranosuke's letter, which he reads on verandah close to lantern. Center, Heiyeman. Bottom left corner, Yuranosuke recieves letter in box from Rikiya, who is in disguise.