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Heading: (Theater)
Title: Album with eight finescreen photolithographic reproductions of scenes from Nogaku, Japanese traditional theater
Place Published: No place [Japan]
Date Published: c.1930

Accordion-style album with 26 panels of heavy card stock, on which are mounted 8 color plates from photographs, other panels are blank or with captions. Overall 42.5x33.3 cm (16¼x12"), decorative cloth, chitsu.

Photographs of performers in costume, with the plays named on the facing leaf. There is a printed leaf in Japanese laid in, describing each play, the date of the performance, actors, etc. A typed sheet in English, offering brief descriptions and synopses of the plays is also laid in.


Chitsu with some fading and wear, lacking the bone clasps; album with some edge wear, split through at several seams; good to very good.

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Photo book of Nogaku Japanese theater

Estimate $300 - $500Jun 28, 2018
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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