Actor Ichikawa Kodanji (?) in a loin-cloth, his body covered with sword scars, is seated at a meal. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1857.
- Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
- Month 6, 1857
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Dr Ellis Tinios suggests that such prints as this are valuable evidence for the use of ceramics
It is a hot summer's day. The character has stripped off his kimono which hangs over the screen behind him. On the floor before him a meal of cold noodles is set out on a red lacquer tray. Dipping sauce is in the two cups to the right of the large plate. Sake is in the tall bottle. A fan, ashtray and smoking tray are on either side of him