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Image of Nakamura Shikan and Seki Sanjuro as Sasaki Saemon from the play "Higashiyama-dono Kabuki no Danmaku," performed at the Nakamura Theater in the third month, 1818

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Utagawa Toyokuni
Japanese (1769 - 1825) Primary



Nakamura Shikan and Seki Sanjuro as Sasaki Saemon from the play "Higashiyama-dono Kabuki no Danmaku," performed at the Nakamura Theater in the third month, 1818

ca. 1818
Color woodblock

10 1/2 in. x 15 3/4 in. (26.67 cm x 40.01 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: S.91.a-b.FA
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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  • 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.
  • Kabuki
  • 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.

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  • Japanese Wood Block Prints: Images of a Floating World Haverford College , Mar 28, 1987 – May 3, 1987

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