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Maker(s):Totoya Hokkei
Culture:Japanese (1780-1850)
Title:Shibaraku of Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII from the series “Acting Skills of the Ichikawa Family, a set of three (Mimasuke no gei, sanmai tsuzuki)”
Date Made:ca. 1818-24 (early Bunsei era)
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.; 21.0 x 19.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2002.112
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

A still life of the costume of actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII for the Shibaraku role, with an "eboshi" (head gear), "tachi" (long sword) and a fan. From a series of three still lifes symbolizing famous plays performed exclusively by the Ichikawa Clan of actors. A poem by Kitsujuen Sanae above. Signed Ōju Hokkei Ga.

clothing; weapons; swords; text; writing; calligraphy

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