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This print depicts a scene from the kabuki play Kinpeibai Soga no tamamono ??????, which opened in the 7th month of 1860 at the Ichimura-za, with Nakamura Fukusuke ???? in the starring role. Takematsu (Wu Song in Chinese) is a hero in the Shu? h? zhuàn (Suikoden in Japanese). Possessing amazing physical strength, he killed a man-eating tiger with his bare hands. Here he is portrayed as a samurai, with a shaved pate and two swords.
Mrs. Kate Kiser Klein; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1972.