Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1



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A Scene from the Hakkenden
by Utagawa Kunisada II

Date: c 1852
14 x 9.75 inches
Wooodblock Print

A lovely print by Kunisada's pupil and son-in-law, showing Higami Kyuroku from the kabuki play based on the Hakkenden novel or Story of Eight Dog Warriors by Bakin, involving two conflicting clans in Awa Province. This is a very sharp impression with the grain of the woodblock visible. Published by Tsutaya Kichizo.

Robyn Buntin of Honolulu Gallery

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