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One Hundred Noh Plays: Yashima

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Yashima, 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: 2007.1.40


Alternate Title: Nogaku Hyakuban: Yashima

Object Description
In Yashima, an old fisherman meets a wandering priest and tells him the story of a battle that was fought there long ago. Later that night, the fisherman reappears in his true form, as the ghost of the Genji general, Yoshitsune. In this image, the ghost recounts stories of his tortures in the underworld and asks the priest to pray for his salvation.

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