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Showa Period (1926-1989)

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Sofu Matsuno, Japanese, (1899–1963)
Twelve Months of Noh Pictures: Yoroboshi (February), 1970
Ink on paper
15.7 x 10.8 in.

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: 2010.1.4

Alternate Title: Juni-kagetsu Noh ga Suri: Yoroboshi

Artist's seal; signed "Sofu"

Object Description
Color woodblock print from the series "Twelve Months of Noh Pictures" (Juni-kagetsu Noh ga Suri). This series is comprised of Sofu's six original designs plus six designs by his son, Hideyo.

In the Noh play "Yoroboshi" (Stumbling Beggar Boy), the young man Shuntokumaru arrives at Tennoji Temple. Years of living in depravity has left him sick and blinded; he comes to the temple in search of alms and salvation.

Published by Unsodo. Carved by Nagashima. Printed by Shinmi.

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