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Nōga taikan, Hotoke no hara

 

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Hotoke no Hara 仏原

from the series Nōga taikan

by Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1925-1930


IHL Cat. #124

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 Hotoke no Hara by an unknown playwright.

The Play - Hotoke no Hara

Source: A Guide to No, P.G. O'Neill, Hinoki Shoten, 1929, p. 58.

A priest meets a woman at Hotoke-no-hara who tells him the story of Hotoke Gozen.  He hears how she won the favour of Taira no Kiyomori but late followed the example of Gio by becoming a nun and returning to her own village where she died.  The woman then asks for the prayers of the priest and disappears.  Later that night, Hotoke comes to him in his dream and dances.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #124
 Title Hotoke no Hara 仏原
 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 - minor trimming of vertical margin; minor wrinkling; not backed
 Genre ukiyo-e
 Miscellaneous 
 Format oban yoko-e
 H x W Paper 10 x 14 1/4 in. (25.4 x 36.2 cm)
 Collections This Print 
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