ARTH 62.3, Japanese Prints, Allen Hockley, Winter 2019
Palmer Lounge Cases, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 1975.
Narratives in Japanese Woodblock Prints, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 27-June 9, 2019.
Act 2: The Anger of Wakanosuke: Act 2 takes place at Date Wakanosuke’s estate. Outraged by Moronao’s attempt to seduce Lady Kaoyo, Wakanosuke vows to kill him. Wakanosuke’s senior retainer Honz , whose primary duty is to protect his young lord, fears that Wakanosuke will do something rash. Using the pretense of a lesson in swordsmanship, Honz cuts through the limb of a pine tree with Wakanosuke’s sword, knowing that pitch from the pine branch left on the blade will make it impossible for his lord to draw the sword from its scabbard. One of the play’s two romances is introduced in the background scene: Honz ’s daughter Konami meets her fiancé, Rikiya, who happens to be the son of Yuranosuke, the eventual leader of the 47 loyal retainers.
Dr. Frederick Ronald Mebel (1913-1998) and Claire E. Mebel (1916-1994); Rockville Center, New York; given to present collection, 1975.
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