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Ryoshu Yamaguchi, Japanese, (1886–1966)
YAMAGUCHI Ryoshu, Japanese, (1886–1966)
Old Man, 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: 2013.1.12

Alternate Title: Okina

This is part of three sets of six prints each of Noh theater prints published by Kyoto Hanga-in in 1955.

This play is supposed to be the holiest of all noh plays and is usually performed on New Year's Day. In the play, the old man gives a blessing for peace for the era and a blessing for the welfare of the nation.

From: Artelino

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

ink on paper with mica and silver metallic pigments, as well as "Gofun" or white powder

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