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- Object: Hyoryu kidan seiyo kabuki 漂流奇談西洋劇 (Colourful Tales of the Castaways - Western Kabuki)
Woodblock print. Leading kabuki actors in a foreign style play about castaways: men and women in European dress seated around a table.
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- Curator's comments
- The play was revolutionary for its attempt to incorporate into Kabuki a plot set in foreign cities; London, Paris and, here, the Japanese consulate in San Francisco. Along with many other signifiers of Westernised Civilisation and Enlightenment' (bummei kaika), a handsome parlour clock hangs on the wall. (Label copy, TTC 2000)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 24 Mar-26 Jun, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Time'
2017 Apr-Dec, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
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