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.