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Title

Bando Tamasaburō V as Oiwa, wife of Tamiya, and Nakamura Tokizō V as her younger sister Osode in "Yotsuya Kaidan"


Artist

TSURUYA Kôkei

Japan

1946 -


About

Kokei has revived the 'ukiyo-e' tradition of depicting individual actors in specific performances. He does his own drawing, blockcutting and printing, unlike in traditional practice where the artist did only the drawing. While consistent with the conventions of 'ukiyo-e', the prints have a compelling power and a certain malevolence that generates an unease at odds with the purely visual pleasure of traditional 'ukiyo-e' prints.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.256.


Details


Other Titles

Two onnagata

Untitled (Two onnagata (female role) actors)


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1983


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Dimensions

39.7 x 24.9 cm


Signature & date

Signed u.l., in Japanese, ink [stamped "[artist's seal]". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

83.1984


Artist information

TSURUYA Kôkei

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 256 (colour illus.).