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An actor as Danshichi Kurōbei at a well. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1860.

  • Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
Date
Month 8, 1860
Reference
35756i
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The tattoo on his arm depicts the woman diver who stole a sacred gem from the palace of the dragon king at the bottom of the sea

From the play 'Summer Festival' in which Danshichi hides his victim's corpse in a well and escapes by joining a festival procession: his tattoo links him to the underworld

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Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], Month 8, 1860.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Toyokuni-ga

Lettering note

Bears publisher's mark, censor's seal, actor's role and set title

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35756i

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Languages

  • Japanese


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