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One Hundred Noh Plays: Shunkan

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Shunkan, 1925-1928
Ink on Paper
15 in. x 10 1/8 in. (38.1 cm x 25.72 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Taisho (Japan, 1912-1925)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2007.1.21


Alternate Title: Nogaku Hyakuban: Shunkan

Object Description
Three men have been exiled to Kikaiga Island for plotting to overthrow the ruling Heike clan. One day, a messenger arrives at the island with letters of pardon for two of the three men. The priest Shunkan watches in despair as his comrades board the boat and sail for Kyoto, leaving him behind. The print shows Shunkan in solitude, carrying a bucket of water and a fan.

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