三代目大谷鬼次の奴江戸兵衛

Polychrome woodblock print; ink, color, white mica on paper | 38.1 x 25.1cm | 6th month, 1794

Tōshūsai Sharaku

The actor Otani Oniji II is captured here in the role of Yakko Edobe. A yakko is a manservant often used by samurai to perform violent deeds. Otani Oniji's leering face, shown in three-quarter view, bristling hair, and groping outstretched hands capt...
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