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YAMAGUCHI Ryoshu, Japanese, (1886–1966)
Mochizuki, 1955
Ink on paper
11 x 9 1/8 in. (27.94 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: 2013.1.9

This is part of three sets of six prints each of Noh theater prints published by Kyoto Hanga-in in 1955. "Mochizuki" is a story of a vendetta, with the character, Ozawa Tomofusa. He helped his lord's widow and son to avenge the death of Lord Yasuda Tomoharu. In this print, Ozawa disguises himself as a lion dancer and comes close to his enemy, Mochizuki.

From: Artelino

The work is signed, "Ryoshu" and bears the artist's seal.

ink on paper with mica and silver metallic pigments

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