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Showa Period (1926-1989)

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Sofu Matsuno, Japanese, (1899–1963)
Twelve Months of Noh Pictures: Shojo (December), 1970
Ink on paper
15.7 x 10.9 in.

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: 2010.1.5

Alternate Title: Juni-kagetsu Noh ga Suri: Shojo

Signed: "Sofu" and artist's seal

Object Description
Color woodblock print from the series "Twelve Months of Noh Pictures" (Juni-kagetsu Noh ga Suri). This series is comprised of Sofu's six original designs plus six designs by his son, Hideyo.

Shojo, an auspicious orangutan disguised as a man, performs a dance after drinking a great deal of wine.

Published by Unsodo. Carved by Nagashima. Printed by Shinmi.

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