Flowers

YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA: Flowers: @1890

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.
Larger image: 222K -- 1140 pixels wide.
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