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One Hundred Noh Plays: Tsurukame Gekkyuden

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Tsurukame Gekkyuden, 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: 2007.1.51


Alternate Title: Nogaku Hyakuban: Tsurukame Gekkyuden

Commentary
According to Chinese legends, the Emperor enjoyed New Year celebrations in the gardens of his Gekky?den / Moon Palace (shown in the background). Among the annual rituals were tsuru /crane and kame / turtle dances to wish the Emperor a long life.

Object Description
emperor asks crane and turtle to dance for him

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