歌川国芳「国芳もやう正札附現金男 野晒悟助」アダチ版復刻浮世絵

Nozarashi Gosuke

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.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi was a great master of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and paintings in the late Edo period. Born in the Nihonbashi Honshirogane-cho area of Edo, Kuniyoshi's talents bloomed when he was still in his teens and he went to study under Utagawa Toyokuni I, a popular artist of the day. When Kuniyoshi was about 30 years old, he came into the limelight when he unveiled the series “One of the 108 Heroes of the Popular Water Margin (Tsuzoku Suikoden goketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori),” based on the Chinese tale “Water Margin.”

Price

Sale price¥18,000

Frame & Mat

A: Print only

The print is placed on the paper mat. The internal window of the top of the mat is cut for the image size.

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B: Framed print

<Ukiyo-e Reproduction> The print is framed with the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame (400 × 555 mm).
<Contemporary Ukiyo-e> The print is framed.

   

 

C: Print + matboard

This is a set of a print and a matching matboard. The internal window of a matboard is cut for the image size. The external dimension is fixed for the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame.

Print with mat

Frame & Mat

A: Print only

The print is placed on the paper mat. The internal window of the top of the mat is cut for the image size.

<For Yourself> <For Gifts>
Print for yourself Print for gift

 

B: Framed print

<Ukiyo-e Reproduction> The print is framed with the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame (400 × 555 mm).
<Contemporary Ukiyo-e> The print is framed.

   

 

C: Print + matboard

This is a set of a print and a matching matboard. The internal window of a matboard is cut for the image size. The external dimension is fixed for the Adachi original ukiyo-e frame.

Print with mat
Quantity:
Size/WeightPrint Size: 37.2 × 25.5 cm
MaterialPaper: Echizen Kizuki Hosho Washi made by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
FeatureType of print: Woodcut Print
NotesThis product includes:
・An explanation of the work in English and Japanese
・A leaflet to introduce the production process of ukiyo-e print

The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints has made full use of woodcut printing techniques passed down from the Edo Period to create reproductions of some 1,200 works of ukiyo-e to date. The vivid colors and warm textures of the prints are produced by rubbing water-based pigments into washi paper in the same process that was used in the Edo Period.

Our mission

At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we create attractive works that are in keeping with the times while maintaining the basics of traditional woodcut printing techniques.

Careful quality and materials

At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we use carefully selected materials and tools to bring out the original beauty of woodcut prints to the fullest.

Making Process & Adachi's Artisans

The production of ukiyo-e, which developed as a commercial printing method, focused on efficiency and profitability. And so, all processes are streamlined and sophisticated. We will introduce the basics of ukiyo-e techniques through the production process of Katsushika Hokusai's masterpiece "The Great Wave off Kanagawa."