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Catalog number 2003.2.3
Artist Fusanobu, Maruya
Title Two Kabuki Actors
Object Name Print
Description This print titled "Two Kabuki Actors," by Maruya Fusanobu, depicts two famous kabuki (traditional Japanese theater) actors dancing face-to-face with drums hanging round thier necks. In ukiyo-e prints, the identity of kabuki actors can be determined by the mon (clan crest) that forms a striking pattern on thier robes. The male figure on the right isamember of the Ichimura Uzaemon family, whose clan crest is a flower stalk, seen below the drum that he is beating. The kabuki actor to the left is a memeber of the Arashi Otohachi family, whose clan crest is represented by a kanji (the Chinese character for "small") within an octagonal frame.
Medium/Material Yellow ink on paper
Dimensions H-12.5 W-12.25 D-8.5 inches
Year Range from 1750
Year Range to 1760
Search Terms Asian
Japan
East Asia
Edo period
18th century AD
Theatrical
Performance
Figural
Music
Dancers
Dance
Symbolism
Exhibition and Publication History * "The Light of Infinite Wisdom: Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," A. Winter, X. Lin, Curators, G-TM, October 15-December 20, 2003, Catalogue entry: p. 25.
Culture Japanese