Artist: Utagawa Kunisada III
Title: Master Swords Man and Ghostly Apparitions
Date: Ca. 1897.
"Kabuki Za Ichi Gatsu Kogyo" (Performance at Kabuki-za Theater in January). Master swords man, Miyamoto Musashi (played by Ichikawa Yaozo) and a ghostly court lady (Onoe Kikugoro). Some bizarre imagery of skeletons, fox, one legged umbrella, Kappa (turtle like monster who lives in the water), as well as beautiful courtesans and dancing street performers appear in the background.