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Hideyo Matsuno, Japanese, b. 1936
Twelve Months of Noh Pictures: Hagoromo (March), c. 1970
Ink on Paper
14 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (36.83 cm x 24.13 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2006.1.48


Commentary
When the celestial maiden dances, in order to retrieve her “feathered robe” / hagoromo, she sings of the beauty of spring breezes in the pines at Miho Bay, and then flies off to the misty peak of Mt. Fuji, seen in the hazy background shape.
See: Japanese Noh Drama: Ten Plays volume III, pp. 19-31

Dr. Bruce Coats, Professor of Art History and the Humanities, Scripps College

Marks
Artist's seal. Signature Hideyo.

Characters inscribed on the seal mean: "The Sleeve of White Clouds"

Object Description
"Hagoromo". March. The series was made by Sofu's 6 original designs plus 6 designs by his son, Hideyo.
Characters inscribed on the seal mean: "The Sleeve of White Clouds"
Publisher Unsodo. Carver Nagashima. Printer Shinmi.

Here, the figure is shown against a background of Mount Fuji.

Publisher
Publisher Unsodo. Carver Nagashima. Printer Shinmi.

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