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Morikawa CHIKASHIGE (active 1869 - 82)

The Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of the 10thC chief Minister to the Emperor, Ono No Tofu, who was encouraged in his studies as a student by watching a frog trying to climb a willow stem hanging over a stream,

As with the frog, Ono No Tofu was successful in achieving his goal (passing the entrance exam) on the eighth attempt.

 

published c. 1890       

       

from the estate of Maloclm Forrest, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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original woodblock diptych print , 37 x 52 cm

 

$1800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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