The play Senryô tazuna koi no somekomi (A thousand gold coins and love for a colorfully dyed bridle: 千金手綱恋染込) was probably a variant of Koi nyôbô somewake tazuna (The loved wife’s varicolored halter: 恋女房染分手綱). Comprising thirteen acts, Koi nyôbô was written by Yoshida Kanshi and Miyoshi Shôraku, and premiered in 1751 for the puppet theater (Bunraku) and in the same year for kabuki. It was derived from Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s Tanba Yosaku matsuyo no komurobushi (Ballad of Yosaka of Tanba pining through the night).
Exceptional preservation of color, with full-size images and margins at top and left on all sheets. This is a very early design by Yoshitaki, with colors that are still those of the Edo period, before the introduction of aniline dyes in the harsher printmaking palette of the Meiji period.
References: KNP, vol. 7, p. 40