Description This print illustrates a scene from the Kabuki play "Keisei Omonguchi." The character is shown gazing upon a spirit fire, which usually suggests a confrontation with the supernatural, frequently the ghost of an unjustly murdered person returning to haunt the murderer. Nakamura Utaemon III plays the role of Mino Shinkuro, who in this scene is posing as a blind street musician.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Poem] unread; [Signature] Horai Sanjin; [Signature] Shunkosai Hokushu ga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1986
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