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Creator Name: Katsukawa, Shun'ei
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Japanese; 1762-1819 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Katsukawa Shun'ei
Title: The dance interlude (shosagoto) 'Shinodazuma' (The Wife from Shinoda Forest)
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1795
Creation End Date: 1795
Creation Date: Edo period, Ca.1795
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Woodblock
Materials and Techniques: Woodblock print.
Dimensions: Oban; 37.5 x 24.0 cm
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE Shun'ei ga
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1925.2372
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Clarence Buckingham Collection
Subject Description: Here Kuzunoha is shown dressed for the journey, with a walking cane and black lacquer travelling hat in her hand. This is the typical costume for a 'travel scene' (michiyuki) in Kabuki, which required of the actor a display of mimetic dancing (shosagoto). The overkimono is decorated with a design of autumn grasses, bush clover, and the clappers used to scare birds away from crops; one sleeve has been slipped off to reveal the pink kimono of sacred-jewel pattern beneath. The black obi, tied behind, has a figured design overprinted in mica, and is complemented by an additional bright scarlet sash hanging down in front. (The Actor's Image, 1994)
AMICA ID: AIC_.1925.2372
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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