Japanese (1786 - 1864) Primary
The actors Ichikawa Kuzô II and Onoe Kikujirô II (Scene from the drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari")1850
13 7/8 in. x 9 13/16 in. (35.24 cm x 24.98 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: X.1009
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
This object has the following keywords:
actors*, architecture, Asian*, color woodcuts*, Japanese*, Kabuki, koto*, men*, musical instruments*, women*, woodcuts*
- actors - Persons who use movement, gesture, facial expressions, speaking, and intonation to create a fictional character for the stage, motion pictures, or television.
- Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- color woodcuts - Woodcuts that incorporate color, usually through combining a series of blocks in precise registration that have been inked with individual hues and pressed onto one support.
- Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
- koto - Long zithers with a slightly convex soundboard and flat bottom, having 13 silk or nylon strings each passing over its own movable, V-shaped bridge; it is considered the national instrument of Japan.
- men - Refers to male human beings from young adulthood through old age.
- musical instruments - Sound-producing apparatuses whose primary function is to play music.
- women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.
- woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.
- Composition Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 9 13/16 in. (35.243 x 24.977 cm)
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