Zohiki (Elephant Tug)

by Tadamasa Ueno (1904 - 1970)

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Zohiki (Elephant Tug) by Tadamasa Ueno (1904 - 1970)

Original Tadamasa Ueno (1904 - 1970) Japanese Woodblock Print
Zohiki (Elephant Tug)

Series; The Eighteen Kabuki Plays (Kabuki Juhachiban), 1951 - 1953

The Eighteen Kabuki Plays by Tadamasa Ueno - Terrific kabuki portrait from a wonderful series by Tadamasa Ueno illustrating famous characters portrayed by the Ichikawa Danjuro line of actors. The "Kabuki Juhachiban" or "Eighteen Kabuki Plays" showcases the best representations of the dramatic "aragato" style in the Ichikawa Danjuro repertoire. Tadamasa chose these striking roles as the subject of his 1951 - 1953 series published by Shokokusha. He brings these characters to life with large expressive figures, many embellished with wonderful details such as shimmering mica and embossing. Many of the "Eighteen Kabuki Plays" are still performed today, so these classic subjects are a fantastic choice for a kabuki enthusiast.

Special detail - Silver mica on the cloud pattern on the white robe at top.

Artist - Tadamasa Ueno (1904 - 1970)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from original publisher mounting. Please see photos for details.

Zohiki (Elephant Tug) by Tadamasa Ueno (1904 - 1970)
Zohiki (Elephant Tug) by Tadamasa Ueno (1904 - 1970)

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