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 - Includes accents of metallic pigment on the kimono that have oxidized to a dark tone.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. A few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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