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One Hundred Noh Plays: Mochizuki

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Mochizuki, 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: 2007.1.28


Alternate Title: Nogaku Hyakuban: Mochizuki

Commentary
With his foot placed on the railing of the hashigakari / bridgeway, the actor portraying Ozawa Tomofusa (aka Kozawa), whose master Yasuda no Tomoharu was killed by Mochizuki no Akinaga, enters the guestroom of his inn where the murderer is staying. Disguised as a lion dancer. Kozawa is able to approach the drunken Mochizuki and kill him, to avenge Yasuda’s family.

Object Description
a lion dances for the spirits of Mochizuki

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