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Yoshimoto Masayuki, Japanese, b. 1926
Untitled (Head of Awaji Doll), 2007
Ink on paper
8 1/8 x 5 13/16 in. (20.6 x 14.7 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Printmaking
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2015.1.43

Awaji Island is in the Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The Awaji traditional performing art, Awaji Ningyo Joruri is a type of puppet theater. It goes back over 500 years and is handed down throughout the generations in Awaji island. This work depicts a puppet from this type of theater.

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