Description One of a set of triplets who grows up in the circle of the great calligrapher Sugawara Michizane, Sakuramaru enters the service of a prince. Eventually he performs ritual suicide because he feels responsible for the unjust exiling of Sugawara. Sakuramaru is wearing a cherry-blossom patterned kimono (sakura means "cherry tree").
Provenance Robert S. Shaull [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Toyokuni ga
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990
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