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  • Artist: Tsuru-ya KOKEI (b. 1946)
  • Title: Two actors in the kabuki play Kirare Otomi. - Limited edition print
  • Series: Kabuki-za okubi-e series 9, no. 2.- Work no. #137
  • Publisher: self-carved and -printed
  • Date: September 1992
  • Medium: Woodblock print on thin ganpipaper
  • Size: oban (15" x 10")

    The actors Ichikawa Ennosuke III (b. 1939) as Otomi, and Ichikawa Danshiro IV (b. 1946) asKomori no Yasuzo. LIMITED EDITION print, numbered: 57/90. Kokei uses extremely thinganpipaper for his work. After a limted number of prints have been made, Kokei destroys the printing blocks by carving his name across them. - Most of his prints are bust portraits reminiscent of the type developed by Sharaku in the late 18th century. On the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the Kabuki-za in 1988, the Pacific Asia Musuem, Pasadena, Ca., honored Kokei with a major exhibition of his work.

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  • Location: This item ships from Germany

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    Tsuruya Kokei Woodblock 2 Actors in Kabuki Play Kirare

    Estimate $900 - $1,000Jun 20, 2018
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