Arts and Designs of Japan
November Selection November 2019

Artist Buncho
Title Segawa Kikunojo II
Ehon Butai Ogi (Picture Book of Stage Fans)
Date 1770
Publisher Kariganeya
Format Book page (6 1/2" X 10")
Comment The three volume book this page is from was designed jointly by Buncho and Shunsho, though Hillier says most of the onnagata were drawn by Buncho. The actor's name and the role are blind printed in the background. See Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 331 for a complete discussion.
Price $150.
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