KUNICHIKA Tannosuke

KUNICHIKA Tanosuke

KUNICHIKA

Sawamura Tanosuke III

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KUNICHIKA

Sawamura Tanosuke III with Astrolabe looking at the Stars
Signed:  Kunichika ga
Series:  Hanasugata go Taiheiki (Fine Figures and Words, Great Peace, and Happiness
Publisher: Kinseido
Block Cutter:  Hori Cho
Dated:  1865

Generally very good impression, colrs and condition.

An Astrolabe is used for astronomical measurements (eg stars and constellations)
Sawamura Tanosuke III was a famous Kabuki actor,  considered one of the best Onnagata of his time, who, in 1865, would have his feet amputated.  He would continue to perform still to great acclaim, footless, for another half a dozen years.

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