Kabuki Founder - Lovely portrait of the beauty Izumo no Okuni, the founder of kabuki theater, from Kiyochika's series depicting women from different historic eras. She looks over her shoulder, her lips slightly open, dressed in men's costume. She wears a black kimono with a beautiful burnished diamond pattern, with colorful patches of flowers and pine branches, the hilt of her sword sticking up before her. Her hair is pulled back into a shaped bun, tied with a rose colored sash. At right, musicians accompany the performance, playing drums and flute, while audience watches at left, smiling happily. A striking design with a large, colorful figure. Includes additional burnishing on the hair.
Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 14" x 28 3/8"
Condition - This print with nice color and excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Vertical folds. A few creases and slight rippling in right panel. Please see photos for details.
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