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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Daini [Act 2], from the series Chuyu gishin roku [Record of the Loyal Retainers]
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Housing: 19 3/4 in x 16 in; 50.2 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 7/8 in x 13 11/16 in; 22.5 cm x 34.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Chuyu gishin roku daini]; SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kunisada sha Toyokuni hitsu]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Eikyudo shin zuri]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.61.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A horizontal interior view: two samurai seated in the inner rooms of a residence (Momoi Wakasanosuke conferring with his chief councillor Kakogawa Honzo); a woman (Tonase the wife of Kakogawa Honzo) eavesdropping on the conversation between a young man and a woman (Konami, Tonase's daughter, and her betrothed lover, Rikiya, the son of Oishi Yuranosuke).

Ukiyo-e; samurai; kabuki; puppets; actors

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