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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Actor as Okina
Date Made:1853
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Housing: 24 in x 20 in; 61 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet/Image: 14 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in; 36.5 cm x 24.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink in cartouche): [Japanese character, Toyokuni ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (balck ink): [Japanese character, Okina]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Fuku]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Muramatsu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ushi ni]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hon / edo / sen'ichi]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ohisa].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.38.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A vertical actor print showing a man in court outfit waving a fan with flower patterns in the role of Okina of a celebrating dance. Cherry blossoms outside.

Ukiyo-e; actors; dance; fans; interiors; kabuki

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