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Roku (Act 6)
  • Utagawa Kuniaki II
    1835–1888
    active: Japan
  • Roku (Act 6), 1857, 4th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kanadehon Chūshingura
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 222 x 341 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 234 x 356 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/16 x 14 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7737
Description

House of Yoichibei. Country road, top left, with palanquin carrying Okaru headed for Kyoto brothel. Okaya holds money recieved for Okaru's sale, figures to his left are Kampei at center and Gion brothel keeper at right. Rustic scene with gourds at bottom left corner, skinned foxes at center top, and low screen with ukiyo-e at bottom right corner.