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'Sono' - Musicians from the Kiyomoto school

Yoshitsuya, 1847, Wood cut
'Sono' - Musicians from the Kiyomoto school
'Sono' - Musicians from the Kiyomoto school
'Sono' - Musicians from the Kiyomoto school
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Item no
350
Title
'Sono' - Musicians from the Kiyomoto school of stage-chanting
Description
This print relates to the Niwaka Festival in which courtesans from the Yoshiwara licensed pleasure district dressed in costume and performed songs, dances and short acting skits.The two characters at the back are stage-chanters and two characters standing in front of them are courtesans dressed up as male musicians. Their fans are decorated with the word 'Sono', referring to the name of a courtesan performing in the Niwaka. On the board behind them are lists of musicians' names from the Kiyomoto school of stage-chanting. This print is a re-edition of an earlier print. The censors' seals carved into the earlier block have been overprinted to blacken them out. The name on the fan has also been clumsily changed from 'Some' to 'Sono'.
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Date
1847
Size
36 x 24 cm.
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Art and Design Library
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Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.80(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£29.40(inc. VAT 20%)
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