Jojuri is a form of traditional Japanese storytelling with music. It is an essential part of the Japanese puppet theater (Bunraku), where performances of the Chushingura are extremely popular.
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- Titles (Chushingura Nidanme) A Joruri Performance of The Treasury of Loyal Retainers, Act II (Former title)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada II, Japan, 1823 - 1880
- Medium ink and color on paper
- Dimensions 14 x 9 5/8 in. (35.6 x 24.4 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of the Utagawa-ha Monjin-kai, 1994.39
- Work Type woodblock print
- Classification Prints
- Signature Recto, printed in cartouche of publisher, on the right of artist's cartouche: Kichi, Ise, Kane (????) Recto, seal of censor, above mark of publisher: Ox 4 aratame (???)
- Marks Recto, printed in cartouche of publisher, on the right of artist's cartouche: Kichi, Ise, Kane (????) Recto, seal of censor, above mark of publisher: Ox 4 aratame (???)
- Inscription Recto, printed, upper left: Joruri Chushingura nidanme / Momonoi Kitsuhei Ichimura Kakitsu / Kinnohei Sawamura Tossho / Tsurubei Bando Hikosaburo (????????? / ??????? ???? / ? ??? /???? / ? ?? / ?????)