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Kyogen Performance: Futaribakama/Two Trousers

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YAMAGUCHI Ryoshu, Japanese, (1886–1966)
Kyogen Performance: Futaribakama/Two Trousers, 1927
ink and colors on paper
15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in. (39 x 26 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: 2018.1.62

Alternate Title: Kyogen-go Taikan: Futaribakama

From an album of Kyogen performances, "Kyogen-ga Taikan." "Futaribakama." Kyogen is performed during the intermission of Noh plays. Unlike Noh theater, which is solemn, formal and symbolic in nature, Kyogen is humorous, featuring comical dialog and movement.

This piece bears the artist's signature, "Ryoshu," and the artist's seal.

ink and colors on paper

Object Description
Two masked figures in striped costumes, one mustard, one red, are depicted from the back. The performer in red carries a fan.

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