作品名: Two Samurai - kabuki
日付: Originally ca. 1794-95, this one was re-carved probably in mid 20th C.
Kabuki actors, Ichikawa Omezo is in the role of sumo wrestler Kaminari Tsurunosuke (right) and Ohtani Oniji plays Ukiyo Tsuchihei in the play, "Nihonmatsu Michinoku Sodachi". The interesting contrasts between the front and the back poses; and the handsome Omezo and the fierce-looking Oniji.