Another kabuki scene, with mie. Ichikawa Sadanji as Gosho no Gorozo. One can tell, in a Yoshitoshi print
when the protagonist of is about to reach the end of his part in the plot. Yoshitoshi always includes a swallow or
some herons in a scene when death is just around the corner. Note, in the larger image, the fine freebrush work he
has used on the cherry tree and the costume.
YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA: Flowers: @1890