Colour woodblock print, surimono. Formal portrait of actor Arashi Kichisaburo II, commemorating changing name to Kitsusaburo, dressed in formal attire with sword-bearer and elbow-rest. With eight congratulatory poems. Nishiki-e on paper with applied lacquer and mother-of-pearl. Inscribed, signed and sealed.

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1906,1220,0.1131

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Colour woodblock print, surimono. Formal portrait of actor Arashi Kichisaburo II, commemorating changing name to Kitsusaburo, dressed in formal attire with sword-bearer and elbow-rest. With eight congratulatory poems. Nishiki-e on paper with applied lacquer and mother-of-pearl. Inscribed, signed and sealed.

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  • Colour woodblock print, surimono. Formal portrait of actor Arashi Kichisaburo II, commemorating changing name to Kitsusaburo, dressed in formal attire with sword-bearer and elbow-rest. With eight congratulatory poems. Nishiki-e on paper with applied lacquer and mother-of-pearl. Inscribed, signed and sealed.

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  • Colour woodblock print, surimono. Formal portrait of actor Arashi Kichisaburo II, commemorating changing name to Kitsusaburo, dressed in formal attire with sword-bearer and elbow-rest. With eight congratulatory poems. Nishiki-e on paper with applied lacquer and mother-of-pearl. Inscribed, signed and sealed.

    Front:Right Side

  • Colour woodblock print, surimono. Formal portrait of actor Arashi Kichisaburo II, commemorating changing name to Kitsusaburo, dressed in formal attire with sword-bearer and elbow-rest. With eight congratulatory poems. Nishiki-e on paper with applied lacquer and mother-of-pearl. Inscribed, signed and sealed.

    Front:Left Side