Japanese Woodblock Prints
Yoshitoshi - Shunkan Watching Yasuyori
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Yoshitoshi - Shunkan Watching Yasuyori

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- Shunkan watching the boat leave

Shunkan (俊寛?) is a Noh play which takes place in the aftermath of the Shishigatani Incident, and focuses upon one of a trio exiled to "Devil's Island" (Kikaigashima, 鬼界島), off the coast of Satsuma province, as punishment for a plot against the ruling Taira clan. Though two of the three are pardoned, the third, the monk Shunkan, is left alone on the island.

Japanese woodblock print


Diptych, two unattached sheets

Each sheet measures 14 1/8 x 9 3/8"

Gofun used as the spray of the water

Excellent color, trimming, light backing

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