Re: Print by Toyokuni I


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Posted by Paul Griffith (86.131.218.7) on November 02, 2014 at 11:49:56:

In Reply to: Print by Toyokuni I posted by Milan Kulheim on October 21, 2014 at 18:26:54:

Dear Milan, the dance was called 'Shichiji no hana arishi sugata-e' (ԍݎpG) performed at the Nakamura-za theatre in the 2nd month of 1806 (Bunka 3). Hanshiro V performed a series of seven different characters which were: a court lady ('kanjo'), a young girl pupil ('tenaraiko'), a blind man ('zato'), a country shrine maiden ('inaka miko'), the poet Hitomaro ('Hitomaro'), a grass cutter ('kusakari'), and a lion dance ('Shakkyo'). Your print illustrates the 'grass cutter'. The most famous dance in this group was 'Tenaraiko' which is still performed today.
Paul.


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