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One Hundred Noh Plays: Arashiyama

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Arashiyama, 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: 2007.1.25


Alternate Title: Nogaku Hyakuban: Arashiyama

Commentary
In this play, an imperial courtier visits the hills of Arashiyama to the northwest of Kyoto, to enjoy cherry blossom viewing. In the later part of the play, a dance is performed by the Shinto-Buddhist deity Za? Gongen (shown here), who comes from the mountains of Yoshino to protect the cherry trees that had been transplanted to Arashiyama from Yoshino.

Object Description
fierce deity dances to protest Arashiyama

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