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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
Pictures of Noh Plays: Noh Stage, Spring 1898
Ink on Paper
9 1/16 in. x 13 1/16 in. (230.19 mm x 331.79 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Lilian Miller
Accession Number: 44.1.41


Alternate Title: No-gaku zue: Noh Stage

Commentary
A Noh theater typically has a thrust stage with an entry walkway to one side and a backdrop of a painted pine tree. During a performance, the musicians sit along the back of the stage, the chorus is on one side of the stage, and the actors enter and leave from the opposite side on a long raised runway.

Marks
Japanese text along the right edge, outside of image (4 1/2 lines).

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper.

Object Description
A Noh theater typically has a thrust stage with an entry walkway to one side and a backdrop of a painted pine tree. During a performance, the chorus and musicians sit along the back of the stage, and the actors enter and leave along the walkway.

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