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Kabuki actor pattern and Kabuki
Edo fan fan U-kiyoe Toyokuni Horitake
Originally, this fan was made from a fan picture depicting a Kabuki actor's scandal.
Sen Sen was deeply related to Kabuki, and at the beginning of the nineteenth century, he sold a fan picture drawn by kabuki actors as a promidover of the present actor.
In addition to the lower Toyokuni sculptures, the Ukiyo-e picture of Kabuki that escaped the great Kanto earthquake and the World War II became only this two.
Edo Uchiwa U-kiyoe Toyokuni Horifuji
This is the KANJINCHO of Kabuki.
In the Edo period, Ukiyo-e was played on the role of the propaganda medium of Kabuki and was released for each program.
It seems that the people of Edo immediately saw the actors of the yukata, the Obi, the towel and the family crest.
Edo fan, kumadori
Kumadori is the color of the color itself and the color of the color, and it is the method of making the perspective, and the technique of the Japanese painting puts it into a three-dimensional feeling.
It is said that he was the first danjuro Ichikawa in Kabuki. It is said to have gotten the hint of kumatori from the joruri doll.
Kabuki started in the Edo period, but there was a problem that the Playhouse at that time did not have electric lighting, and it was dark, so there was a problem that the expression of the actor was difficult to understand, and it is said that the actor had a showy kumatori pattern on the white face so that the expression of the actor was easy to understand.
Kumadori's color is also meaningful, red is justice, blue is evil, Brown is magic, and there are various kinds of shape, and there are about 100 kinds.
Various patterns for actors
The Yakusha pattern was invented by Kabuki actors in the Edo period to promote their respective theatres. Combining and developing a number of different patterns, the unique and stylish form of the yakusha mon (actor's pattern). The yakusha pattern is the ultimate in chic, connecting kabuki actors and spectators.
Yokikoto Kiku (Good to hear)
Mitsu Goro Jima
Kiku Goro Goshi
Kabuki-mon and Matoi
Ukiyoe Edo Fan Paintings (Nishiki-e, Yamato type) were produced as multi-coloured printed fan pictures (Uchiwae) by the woodblock printing company Ibasen. Based on this only surviving woodblock print, Iba-Sen printed and produced this edition.