Posted by Woody Blockhead (188.8.131.52) on November 14, 2020 at 15:02:47:
In Reply to: Japanese warrior? posted by Lorien on November 14, 2020 at 04:44:40:
Well, in answer to your question, no, and no, but yes. To explain:
The print is of a kabuki actor in the role of Sukeroku (first "no.") Sukeroku is known as a stylish and tough townsman (so, again, no). However, he is in truth the warrior Soga Goro in disguise (so, actually, yes.)
In sum: the subject is of a kabuki actor in the role of a warrior disguised as a townsman.
The character at the bottom is sakura (cherry), associated with Sukeroku.
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