February: Yoroboshi (The Stumbling Priest)

by Matsuno Sofu (1899 - 1963)

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February: Yoroboshi (The Stumbling Priest) by Matsuno Sofu (1899 - 1963)

Original Matsuno Sofu (1899 - 1963) Japanese Woodblock Print
February: Yoroboshi (The Stumbling Priest)

Series; Twelve Months of Noh Pictures

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.

Special detail - Embossing on the blue-gray robe.

Artist - Matsuno Sofu (1899 - 1963)

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

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. A few stains and creases. Slight rippling at edges from printing process. Please see photos for details.

February: Yoroboshi (The Stumbling Priest) by Matsuno Sofu (1899 - 1963)
February: Yoroboshi (The Stumbling Priest) by Matsuno Sofu (1899 - 1963)

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