Kunichika - Benkei Fashions Parodied

Kunichika - Benkei Fashions Parodied

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Kunichika:

Benkei Fashions Parodied, is a commentary on popular fashions among trendy Edo young men or street toughs.  The prints also reference the legend of Benkei through the the checked material backgrounds. Benkei was  a samurai monk from the middle ages who became popular with young men of the mid-nineteenth century. These youths adopted a dress of broad checked cloth called Benkei-jima. The actor playing the role is Nakamura Shikan.

Condition: Borders as shown, not backed, very good condition.

Date: 1872

Publisher: Seishichi Yamazakiya 

見立弁慶揃 安宅 中村芝翫