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Colour woodblock print. The kabuki actor Ogawa Hashizo (Onoe Kikugoro III) as Shirai Gonpachi, standing in ferry boat against black sky with wounds to his waist, sword through his neck, with bloodstains on his arm and leg; the suicide scene from the play 'Ume tabiji gojusan eki' (53 Stages of the Plum-tree Journey), 4/1848.
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- For another impression, see Keyes, Roger: The Male Journey in Japanese Prints, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1989, catalog no. 225.
See 'Kabuki nenpyo', vol. 6, p. 513
[John Fiorillo, Aug 2009]
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Associated Title: Ume tabiji gojusan eki (play)
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