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Woodblock print. Actors Yamashita Matataro in role of samurai with plum blossom and Nakamura Tomijuro in role of prostitute kneeling and performing the Tea Ceremony. With poem. Inscribed, signed, sealed and marked.
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Height: 55.80 centimetres (external mount)
Height: 42.60 centimetres
Width: 40.60 centimetres (external mount)
Width: 30.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Smith 1988
The print describes the transfer in November 1755 of the Kabuki actor Matataro to the Nakamura-za theatre, where he joined Tomijuro. The 'haiku' poem inscribed on the print says that the scent of plum blossom (crest of Nakamura, in the role of a samurai, standing) has been added to the 'wheel of arrows' (the crest of Tomijuro, in the role of a prostitute, kneeling and performing the Tea Ceremony). The print is signed 'The brush of Torii Kiyohiro'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016 Jan- Feb, Chiba, Japan, Chiba City Museum, "Ukiyo-e"
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