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One Hundred Noh Plays: Atsumori

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Atsumori, 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: 2007.1.61


Alternate Title: Nogaku Hyakuban: Atsumori

Object Description
After having tragically killed the young warrior Atsumori during battle, Kumagai no Jiro Naozane renounces all worldly possessions to become a priest. Later, he returns to the scene of battle to pray for Atsumori. In this print, the ghost of Atsumori appears, dressed as a young warrior. He rejoices that his former enemy is now a true friend who prays for his salvation.

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