Re: Significance of Red Faces in Ukiyo-e


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Posted by George Aar on August 05, 1998 at 04:46:23:

In Reply to: Significance of Red Faces in Ukiyo-e posted by Ray Leak on August 04, 1998 at 17:21:49:

: Is there a significance to representing actors with a
: red face in Ukiyo-e prints. I am interested in a woodblock
: by Kunichika that shows one of the actors with a red
: skin tone. I thought there must be some symbolism here.
: Ray Leak
There are several people much more qualified than I that regularly contribute to this page, but from what I know the red generally signifies the "good guy" whereas someone with blue overtones would be the "bad guy" in a Kabuki play.
geo.




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