Nakamura Shukaku in Ichiwa Ichigon

YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA: Nakamura Shukaku in Ichiwa Ichigon: News from the Kabuki-za, 1879

Kabuki prints were a major ukiyo-é genre, serving as combined advertising and celebrity pin-up. Yoshitoshi did a series of kabuki prints in 1879, many distinguished from the typical genre work by the unusual postures and naturalism exemplified above.

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Yoshitoshi biography.

 

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