■About This Design
This nishikie depicts Ebizou Ichikawa as Sadanoshin Takemura in the play “Koinyoubou-somewaketazuna”. “Sadanoshin” is a sad character who feels responsible for the affair between his daughter “Shigenoi” and “Yosaku Date” and commits seppuku.
These goods are based on the nishiki-e of actors left by “Toshusai Sharaku”.
The Japanese painter Toshusai Sharaku produced more than 140 paintings of actors and sumo wrestlers in a short period of about 10 months from May 1794, but then disappeared without a trace and stopped publishing any of his works.
This product is produced by processing a nishiki-e print from the Tokyo National Museum collection.