Yoshitoshi - Shunkan Watching Yasuyori
- 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