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Pictures of Noh Plays: Ama

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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
Pictures of Noh Plays: Ama, May 25, 1898
Ink on paper
9 7/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (25.08 cm x 37.47 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Bruce A. Coats
Accession Number: 2010.4.32


Alternate Title: No-gaku zue: Ama

Marks
Signed: Kogyo. Seal: Red half-circle "gyo" fish seal.

Object Description
Horizontal color woodblock print depicting a scene from the Noh play, Ama (Diver Woman) (Category 5 Play). Fujiwara no Fusazaki goes in search of his mother and meets her ghost. He prays for her soul and she appears before him as a Blessed Dragon Lady of Paradise and hands him the Lotus Sutra, the source of her salvation.

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