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Pictures of Noh Plays: Kagekiyo

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
Pictures of Noh Plays: Kagekiyo, August 25, 1898
Ink on paper
9 15/16 in. x 14 13/16 in. (25.24 cm x 37.62 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Bruce A. Coats
Accession Number: 2010.4.17

Alternate Title: No-gaku zue: Kagekiyo

Signed: Kogyo. Seal: Red square "Kogyo" seal.

Object Description
Horizontal color woodblock print depicting a scene from the Noh play, Kagekiyo (Category 4 Play). Kagekiyo was a warrior of the Taira (Heike), but after their defeat in the Genpei Wars, the victorious Minamoto (Genji) clan banished him to Hiura, where he now lives as a blind beggar. His daughter, Hitomaru, whom he left in Kamakura, is now grown, and accompanied by a servant, seeks out her father.

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