Illustrated Collection of Famous Japanese Puppets of the Osaka Bunraku Theater - Handsome design from Konobu's series of 48 woodblock prints depicting bunraku puppets from the Osaka theater. The bunraku puppet theater is a traditional Japanese art form that dates back hundreds of years, and is enjoying a revival today. These sophisticated puppets can be several feet high, and are highly articulated to move realistically. These bold and colorful depictions capture the charming quality of these lifelike figures. From brave samurai to beautiful princesses, these wonderful prints offer a fascinating look at the world of bunraku theater. This print is from a later edition published by Uchida.
Artist - Konobu (1914 - 1999)
Image Size - 15" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Creasing at edges, a few spots. Please see photos for details.