Twelve Months of Noh Pictures - Handsome design from a series featuring characters from different Noh plays for the twelve months of the year. Published by Unsodo in 1970, this series features six illustrations by Matsuno Sofu and six by his son, Matsuno Hideyo. Matsuno Sofu studied with Tsuikoika Kogyo, who was known for his wonderful portrayals of Noh plays. Kogyo died before the completion of his last series, "Noga taikan," and Matsuno Sofu designed 24 prints to finish the fifth and final volume of the series. These attractive and colorful images capture the elegant costumes and masks of Noh theater, with performers in stately and dignified poses. The prints are mounted to board in the traditional shikishiban format. A great choice for a collector interested in Noh theater.
With original folder - This print comes loose within the original windowed folder, with a tissue paper overlay featuring the name and a description of the print in both Japanese and English. It's rare to find these woodblocks in the original presentation format as issued by the publisher.
Artist - Matsuno Hideyo (1936 - 2002)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small spot on background, a few creases at side. Please see photos for details.
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