Kabuki Prints - Dating back nearly four hundred years, kabuki is a classic form of Japanese theater which combines dance and drama in highly stylized performances. This popular entertainment features colorful costumes with elaborate makeup and wigs along with spectacular staging, accompanied by live music. Kabuki woodblocks promoted contemporary plays and actors to an eager audience, who purchased the latest designs as they became available. The genre proved enormously popular, with thousands of kabuki prints issued during the Edo and Meiji eras.
Comments - This is a scene from the play "Tokaido Iroha Nikki" at the Ichimura Theater. Includes faint cloth embossing on the white areas of the kimono.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 9 3/4"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Partially backed with paper. A few repairs, wrinkling. Please see photos for details.