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San daime (Act 3)
  • Utagawa Toyokuni I
    1769–1825
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • San daime (Act 3), circa 1790, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Ukie Chūshingura (Chushingura Perspective Pictures)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 199 x 311 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 13/16 x 12 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 231 x 351 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 13 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7609
Description

Perspective print of act three. Nightscene at the gates of Ashikaga Palace. Moronaro, standing at bottom right corner, has arrived in a palanquin and talks with his retainer Bannai to his right. Honzo, bowing at center bottom, arrives with trays of gifts, lower bottom right corner, for Moronao. Moronao's servants, center, prepare to attack Honzo. Center left, gangs of people, Enya Hangan and Hayano Kanpei with two servants, and farther away, Okaru with two servants.