Arts and Designs of Japan
March Selection March 2018

Artist Yoshiiku
Title Onoe Kikugoro V as Nikki Danjo
Series Haiyu Shashin Kyo – Mirror of Photographs of Actors
Date c. 1870
Publisher Kiya Sojiro
Format Oban (9 1/4" X 14")
Comment From a series of actor portraits meant to look like photographs
Nikki Danjo is a character who has magic powers. He appears as a rat in the play Meiboku Sendai Hagi. The rat is hit on the head with a metal fan but reappears as Nikki Danjo, with a cut on his forehead.
Price $250.
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