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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
Pictures of Noh Plays: Funa Benkei, 1904
Ink on Paper
9 1/2 in. x 14 1/4 in. (24.13 cm x 36.2 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: 2007.1.158

Alternate Title: No-gaku zue: Funa Benkei

Object Description
Minamoto no Yoshitsune and his loyal followers, including the monk Benkei, are shown in their boat, which is represented onstage by the curved rope. They brace themselves and peer into the raging storm, as the angry ghost of Taira no Tomomori rises towards them.

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