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160901-0019 - Kabuki Scenes


Meiji 1900s Unknown

Hikifuda (引札), a print used as an advertising flyer by local shops. They were popular from the 1800s through the 1920s.

This print shows a variety of scenes from kabuki plays in which snow plays an important role (演劇雪物語).

The main figure on the right represents Oishi Kuranosuke (大石内蔵助) of the 47 Ronin (四十七士, leaderless samurai) immortalized in the play Chushingura (忠臣蔵). The story relates a historical incident involving 47 samurai who avenge the death of their master.

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