Parody of Chushingura, no. 6
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Signature: Utamaro hitsu
Oban, woodblock colour print
Early 19th c.
38.5 x 26 cm
From a series of comic pictures of the 11 acts of Chushingura (The Treasury of the Loyal Retainers), owned by the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art.
Top right of each print - a small depiction of a scene from the original drama.
In the small upper picture Okaru, who has been sold by her father to a brothel, is leaving her home, her mother, and her lover, Kanpei.