Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Ichikawa Omezō I [市川男女蔵] as Musashibō Benkei [弁慶] and Ichikawa Yaozō III [市川八百蔵] as Shinchūnagon Tomomori [新中納言知盛] in Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura [義経千本桜]

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Dates: 1803,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
(Marks 391 - seal 01-008)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another 1803 print illustrating this play by Toyokuni I showing Benkei paired with Yoshitsune, but by a different publisher;

Physical description:

This print commemorates a performance at the Ichimuraza in the eighth month of 1803. It was the seller who identified these figures. The Benkei figure is at the top. The other character, Shinchūnagon Tomomori, is often portrayed as a ghost or spirit accompanied by a huge boat's anchor.