Kabuki Prints - Dating back nearly four hundred years, kabuki is a classic form of Japanese theater which combines dance and drama in highly stylized performances. This popular entertainment features colorful costumes with elaborate makeup and wigs along with spectacular staging, accompanied by live music. Kabuki woodblocks promoted contemporary plays and actors to an eager audience, who purchased the latest designs as they became available. The genre proved enormously popular, with thousands of kabuki prints issued during the Edo and Meiji eras.
Special detail - Burnished geometric pattern on the black kimono.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Vertical folds, creasing throughout. Please see photos for details.
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