“Evening Glow at Saijozan” from the series Eight Views of Fine Tales of Warriors (Bidan musha hakkei)

This striking print shows a performance, possibly of No, which was favored and patronized by warriors. Seated to the left of the flute player is Uesugi Kenshin (1530-78), a famous daimyo during the period of warfare in the late Muromachi period. The performer dances on a stage created by laying boards on the ground. In the background a musician plays a small hand-drum (kotsozumi).

Maker(s)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839-1892)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1868, 2nd month
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 35.4 x 72.4 cm (13 15/16 x 28 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Gregory and Patricia Kruglak
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.67a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Japan, kotsuzumi, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), night, sword, triptych, warrior, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

This striking print shows a performance, possibly of No, which was favored and patronized by warriors. Seated to the left of the flute player is Uesugi Kenshin (1530-78), a famous daimyo during the period of warfare in the late Muromachi period. The performer dances on a stage created by laying boards on the ground. In the background a musician plays a small hand-drum (kotsozumi).

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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