Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting a kabuki actor portraying a samurai. His sword rests on the ground and his matchlock musket leans against the wall. Firearms were introduced to Japan by foreign traders in the 16th century. The maru-ni-chigai-Takanoha family mon is on his kimono. This crest, which consisted of two crossed hawk feathers, was used by two Edo period samurai families. This image was published by Maruya Seijiro in 1854. The censor seal and date seal, the seal of the publisher, and the signature of the artist (signed "Toyokuni ga" in a red cartouche with yellow snow) are all located at the bottom right corner. Standard vertical oban print measuring 14 1/2"V x 9 7/8"H. Very good color and overall condition. The baren marks and image are clearly visible on the back. Not backed. There is some wear to the edges and there are folds and wrinkles evident in the paper.