Ichimura Kakitsu as Hogogisu, 1864

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Ichimura Kakitsu as Hogogisu, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichimura Kakitsu as Hogogisu, 1864

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.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. A few wrinkles at edges, mark in margin. Please see photos for details.

Ichimura Kakitsu as Hogogisu, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Ichimura Kakitsu as Hogogisu, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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