KITANO TAKESHI (北野武)

c. 1997

 


tani Oniji I (大谷鬼次) as Yakko Edohei (奴江戸兵衛)

Play: Koi Nyb Somewake Tazuna (恋女房染分手綱)
Performance Place: Kawarazaki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 05/05/1794
Print Date: c. 1997
Print Title: [Scull Sharaku]
Dokuro Sayaraku (髑髏写楽)
Personal Collection (ed. 50)
 
Note: The original creation was used in the film
[Fireworks] Hana-bi (花火) in 1997.   The
woodblock print was made for one of Kitano's
television shows.  It combines elements of
Sharaku's 1794 print with the skeleton from
Kuniyonishi's c. 1844 print "Mitsukuni Defying
the Skeleton Spectre Invoked by Princess
Takiyasha."
 
 
 
 
 


    

               
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