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Noh Plays: Shakkyo

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YAMAGUCHI Ryoshu, Japanese, (1886–1966)
Noh Plays: Shakkyo, c. 1950's
Ink on Paper
11 in. x 9 1/8 in. (27.94 cm x 23.11 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2008.1.59

In this print, the lion defending Stone Bridge growls at the hibiscus flowers that cling to the side of the gorge. This print is one of three published by the Kyoto Hanga-in, that was actively publicizing the revival of no theater in the ancient capital city.
Prof. Bruce Coats

Artist's seal.
Signature: Ryoshu

Object Description
Noh actor in the role of Red Lion in Shakkyo on gold-brass colored background. This is part of 3 sets of noh theater prints published by Kyoto Hanga-in in the 1950's.

See 2007.1.110, 2007.1.111, 2007.1.112, 2007.1.113, 2007.1.164, 2017.1.17

Kyoto Hanga-in

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