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Nōga taikan, Tōei

 

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Tōei 藤榮

from the series Nōga taikan

by Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1925-1930

IHL Cat. #594

About This Print

One of 200 prints issued as part of the series ga taikan (Encyclopedia of Noh Plays) depicting a scene from the play ei by the playwright Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443).


The Play - ei

Source: A Guide to No, P.G. O'Neill, Hinoki Shoten, 1929, p. 191.

Tokiyori is traveling incognito as an ordinary priest in the western part of Japan to learn the true state of affairs in the country, when he comes to Ashiya and finds that Tsukiwaka, the son of the former lord, has had his lands usurped by his uncle Tōei.  He goes to see Tōei but, funding him in the middle of a party, watches while he dances and even asks him to dance again.  Then the Regent reveals his identify, restores the lands to Tsukiwaka and, by not confiscating Tōei's rightful property, leaves them to live in peace together.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #594
 Title Tōei 藤榮
 Series Nōga taikan 能画大鑑 (Encyclopedia of Noh Plays or A Great Mirror of Noh Pictures or A Great Collection of Noh Pictures)
 Artist 
 Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)
 Signature 
 Kōgyo
 Seal
Kōgyo seal
 Date 1925-1930
 Edition unknown
 Publisher Seibi Shoten (or Seibi Shoin), Tokyo
 Carver Uchida Eikichi
 Printer Yoshida Takesaburō
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre ukiyo-e
 Miscellaneous 
 Format oban yoko-e
 H x W Paper 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (24.8 x 37.5 cm)
 Collections This Print 
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