Description Wakanosuke, wearing yellow, grips his sword hilt in anger, barely restraining himself from drawing his sword. Moronao, the evil governor of Kamakura, having just been caught trying to seduce another's wife, insults Wakanosuke almost to the point of confrontation. The opposition of these two characters sets in motion the traumatic events to follow, including suicide and revenge.
- Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Art of Collaboration. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2019.
Provenance C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] On print: Toyokuni ga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991
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