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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Magic Lantern Comparisons: Listening to Stories, 1890, no day or month indicated
Ink on Paper
13 7/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (35.24 cm x 23.5 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: 2001.2.11


Alternate Title: Gento shashin kurabe: Rakugo

Marks
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu” with red toshidama seal

Medium
Color woodblock print; ink on paper; oban tat-e.

Object Description
Rakugo ("humorous storytelling") is shown in the circular scene, with the narrator seated on a stage before an audience of young and old. A wall poster suggests that this is the famous Enshi Danshuro (1838-1900) who was popular for his tales based on puppet and kabuki plays. The woman in the foreground appears to be crocheting with multi-colored cords, but also thinking of something - perhaps a recent performance of rakugo. In another print from this series, a woman is reading a kabuki fan magazine, and the villain Nikki Danjo appears in the oculus.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Publisher
Yokoyama Ryohachi

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