■About This Design
This nishikie depicts Komazou Ichikawa III as Daishichi Shiga, the antagonist of the play “Katakiuchi-noriaibanashi”. Daishichi is depicted smiling fearlessly as he reaches for the hilt of his sword from his chest in an attempt to kill Mikinoshin Matsushita.
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.