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One Hundred Noh Plays: Uto

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Uto, 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: 2007.1.39


Alternate Title: Nogaku Hyakuban: Uto

Commentary
The ghost of a hunter is depicted in the final part of this play when he regrets having killed ut? birds by listening for the call of the parent birds to their chicks and then attacking the nest with his staff. The spirit tells of his yearning for his wife and child, and how he is now suffering in hell, where he is constantly being attacked by ferocious birds and beasts.

Object Description
hunter's ghost describes punishment for killing uto

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