Citation"Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II in a Sukeroku Play
(Katsukawa Shun'ei 勝川春英) , 1933.4.2353,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Sep 24, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/207443.
Reuse via IIIF
The man wears a frown; his eyes are painted below from nose to temples with pink stripes. His outer robe flows in the direction of his stance and is black with large off-white swirl pattern; the kimono underneath is same pattern, pink on off-white. He’s touching the wide-open woven hat on his head with his left hand, the other arm is not seen. Two swords are tied around his waist with grey tasseled ties. Above his head a tree branch blooms with pink flowers, similar to cherry blossoms. The background is warm tones, with simple line drawing of undefined space.