Ishiyakushi- Twin Brushes

Kunisada and Hiroshige

 

Station: #45 Ishiyakushi. Scene: Ichikawa Omezo I as Benkei in Benkei Joshi

From the series "Sohitsu Goju-san Tsugi" (Twin Brushes Fifty-three Stations). A collaboration work by the two masters, Kunisada and Hiroshige. The landscapes of Tokaido in the upper inset by Hiroshige. The lower part of the print features large figures associated with each station by Kunisada I (Toyokuni III). They often represent a legend, kabuki scene, famous shops, temples, etc.

 

Date: 1854

Engravers: Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take, 彫竹)

Publisher: Maruya Kyûshirô