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Nakayama Kichiemon as Musashibō Benki
  • Tsuruya Kōkei
    born 1946
    born: Chigasaki, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Nakayama Kichiemon as Musashibō Benki, 1988
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 391 x 239 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 3/8 x 9 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 391 x 239 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 3/8 x 9 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Ted and Sumie Childers
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0065
Description

Type of print called yakushae (image of kabuki actors) depicting an actor Nakamura Kichiemon representing the famous warrior monk Musashibō Benkei (-1189). The actor’s hand is depicted larger in proportion to the overall picture.