Kiyotada IV: Kamahige - Robyn Buntin of Honolulu

Artist: Kiyotada IV

Title: Kamahige

Date: Late Meiji, Early Taisho

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Source: Robyn Buntin of Honolulu
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A dramatic kabuki print with mica from a series on Eighteen Master Plays of the Ichikawa Family In Kamahige (Sickle Whiskers) Kagekiyo, after an argument with the swordsmith Shirobei, submits to Shirobei's challenge that he be shaved using a sickle. The swordsmith attempts to cut off Kagekiyo's head, but this hero's skin is impervious to the weapon. After, Kagekiyo performs magic and appears as seven people simulataneously. Items 6249-6255 could be nicely grouped.

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