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- Shōjō from Noh Play -

Hideki Hanabusa

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Wonderful woodblock print "Shōjō " from Noh Play is by Hideki Hanabusa (1913 -2001)  Hanabusa is well known as a "Noh-ga" artist (Japanese painting artist who specializes Noh related subjects). Titled "Shōjō" on the upper right corner of the image.  Artist's signature “Hideki” and the artist's red seal “Hide” in the lower right corner of the image.  Publisher and printer's seal "Matsumoto Setsutaro" on the lower left margin with copyright seal. A terrific choice for the collector wanting to make a fantastic framed display.

Shoujou from Noh Play


Shōjō (, heavy drinker or orangutan) is a kind of Japanese sea spirit with a red face and hair and a fondness for alcohol. The legend is the subject of a Noh play of the same name. There is a Noh mask for this character, as well as a type of Kabuki stage makeup. The Chinese characters are also a Japanese (and Chinese) word for orangutan, and can also be used in Japanese to refer to someone who is particularly fond of alcohol. (Source: Wikipedia)

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 and 3/8 inches by 16 and 1/4 inches (29 x 41.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 7/8 inches by 15 and 1/8 inches (25 x 38.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: N/A
Signed: Artist's signate “Hideki” and the artist's red seal “Hide” in the lower right corner of the image.
Condition: Very good condition. Once tipped to the presentation folder. 

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