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Kyogen Performance: Kyogen-ga Taikan, "Six Jizo / Roku Jizo"

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YAMAGUCHI Ryoshu, Japanese, (1886–1966)
Kyogen Performance: Kyogen-ga Taikan, "Six Jizo / Roku Jizo", 1927
Ink and colors on paper
15 1/8 x 10 3/16 in. (38 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: 2019.1.71

A sheet from the album of Kyogen performances, "Kyogen-ga Taikan." "Roku Jizo" (Six Roadside Buddhas). Three performers wearing "okame" masks. Kyogen is performed during the intermission of Noh plays.

This work bears the artist's seal and signature (Ryoshu).

ink, metallic pigment and colors on paper

Object Description
Four masked performers: three, standing, on the right and one kneeling, hands upraised, at the lower left.

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