Ouchi Sosui (1911-1972)

Tokyo, circa 1950

Nikki Danjo stands with his hands joined

Nikki Danjo stands with with his hands joined and index finger pointed as he stands holding a scroll in his mouth, a giant rat at his feet. The character is the villain in a kabuki drama Meiboku Sendai Hagi, an historic tale of a plot to kill an infant prince. The child, Tsuruchiyo, is cared for by his nurse in the women’s quarters. A plot to kill him ends tragically with the nurse’s own son being killed in his place, but she betrays no emotion and is handed a scroll with the names of the conspirators – however a giant rat steals the scroll. A fight to kill the rat ensues, but it escapes and returns in its true form as the evil Nikki Danjo, holding the scroll in his mouth.

Nikki Danjo stands with his hands joined
Nikki Danjo stands with his hands joined
Nikki Danjo stands with his hands joined

Signed: Sosui to
Height: 5.3cm

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