Arts and Designs of Japan
November Selection November 2018

Artist Chikanobu
Title Left: Bando Kakitsu as Ariwara Narihira and Nakamura Sojuro as Sojo Henjo
Center: Iwai Hanshiro VIII as Ono no Komachi and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Bunya Yasuhide
Right: Ichikawa Sadanji as Otomo Kuronushi and Onoe Kikugoro V as Kisen Hoshi
Play Rokkassen – The Six Immortal Poets
Date March 1880
Publisher Matsushita Heibei
Format Oban triptych (28" X 14")
Comment Burnished patterns on the black and blue kimonos, metallics; sheets backed and attached
The poets and their attendants are aiming large brushes toward each other's faces. Some sort of poetry slam?
Price $175.
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