Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Nozarashi Gosuke

The Ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique kind of Japanese paper) handmade by Ichibei Iwano, a living national treasure. This makes the vivid colors and the soft, warm textures of woodcut prints come to life.

This piece belongs to a ten-piece series featuring characters from plays and historical novels who are known for their chivalrous spirit. Featured in this piece is Nozarashi Gosuke, the main character in the kabuki play “Sui bodai godo no Nozarashi,” which was based on the yomihon (illustrated book) by Santo Kyoden called “Honcho sui bodai zenden” and dramatized by Kawatake Mokuami. Nozarashi Gosuke was a chivalrous man who fought for the oppressed against the oppressor. It is said that he wore a kimono adorned with a pattern of weather-beaten (nozarashi) skulls because he was committed to getting people out of trouble as if pulling grass out of the eyes of weather-beaten skulls.

Price 13,000yen(Excluding Tax)

Print Size (cm)37.2 × 25.5 cm
PaperEchizen Kizuki Hosho Washimade by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
ExplanationJapanese and English
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