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The Actor Matsumoto Koshiro as Ikyu
Japanese Woodblock Print Repro
Wall Scroll


The Actor Matsumoto Koshiro as Ikyu - Japanese Woodblock Print Repro - Wall Scroll
104.6cm
41¼"
46.9cm
18½"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 28.7cm x 42cm  ≈  11¼" x 16½"

Silk/Brocade: 37.9cm x 104.6cm  ≈  15" x 41¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 46.9cm  ≈  18½"

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Actor Matsumoto Koshiro as Ikyu

助六由縁江戸桜 三浦屋格子先

The Actor Matsumoto Koshiro as Ikyu - Japanese Woodblock Print Repro - Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This print features the actor Matsumoto Koshiro VII in the role of the white-bearded Ikyu, from the Kabuki play, "Sukeroku: Flower of Edo" or "助六由香里の江戸" (Sukeroku: Yukari no Edo).

Ikyu was a wealthy old Samurai who attempted to intervene between the honorable man, Hanakawado Sukeroku, and a prostitute named Agemaki of the Miuraya house.

Original artist: Natori Shunsen (名取春仙).
Originally published by: Watanabe Shosaburo (渡辺庄三郎).
Originally printed around March of 1929 during the Showa Era.

I created this print on a new Canon fine art giclee printer using handmade kozo (mulberry) paper (same kind of paper as the original).

This item was listed or modified
Jun 28th, 2018

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my fortune cookie?

So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.

Typical Gallery Price: $130.00

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