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.
Comments - This is a scene from the play "Imoseyama onna teikin" (Mt Imo and Mt Se: A Tale of Womanly Virtue) at the Shintomi Theater. Includes embossing on the white spool of thread.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Hole on beauty's face, repaired. Slight rippling at edges. Please see photos for details.
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