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2nd September 2005, 08:52
Ukiyo-E:28 famous murder scences from Kabuki, by Ochiai Yoshiiku (1833-1904), Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-92), Edo period, dated 1866, 1867.


These are taken from the exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum, in Ueno Park.

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2nd September 2005, 16:09
Very interesting...

I have three prints that look remarkable like these two. I have tried to have the writing translated but no one could read it - it is too old. But the little inserts and general style look like these pics.

I'd like to get them translated or at least know the story they tell...any ideas how to proceed?

4th September 2005, 15:56
Interesting also from a sword arts perspective, as the main murder weapon of choice seems to be a sword or tanto. Pretty graphic too.