Description Danshichi Kurobei, the fishmonger hero of the play "Natsu matsuri" ("The Summer Festival"), puts a handgrip on Otori Sagaemon to keep him from bothering a courtesan. Danshichi had promised to look after the courtesan Kotoura's welfare, just as Genji looked after the welfare of his friend's daughter Tamakazura.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1986
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