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The Aoki Endowment for Japanese Art

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Torii Kiyotada, Japanese
Kenuki / Tweezers , 1897
Ink and colors on paper
14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. (36 x 24 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2016.1.74


Commentary
From the series, "Kabuki Juhachi Ban." Ichikawa Danjuro IX is in the role of Kumedera Danjo in "Kenuki" (Tweezers), one of the 18 famous kabuki plays by the Ichikawa family.

Marks
Artist's signature: Tadakiyo hitsu.
Artist's seals.

Medium
ink and colors on paper

Object Description
Color woodblock print depicting a kabuki actor in an elaborately patterned robe, grasping the hilt of a sword.

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