Hideki: Ôhara Gokô
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Hanabusa Hideki (1913/14-1998)

The mother of the young deceased Emperor Antoku as a nun at the Jakkô-in nunnery at Ôhara. A scene from the Noh drama "Ôhara Gokô".

Title: Ôhara Gokô (The Imperial Visit to Ôhara)

Signature: Hideki

Seal: Hide

Publisher/Printer: Matsumoto Setsutarô (seal on verso)

Date: c. 1950/60s

Size Format: Vertical Dai-Ôban, 39,2 x 38,5 x 26,6 cm (image size)

Excellent impression and colours, with silver pigment. In the upper corners two weak stains from former attachment, otherwise excellent condition.

Supplement: Sheet with explanations on the drama, printed in English and Japanese.

From a rare small series of scenes from the classical Noh drama. The artist specialized almost exclusively in scenes from the Noh drama and the Bunraku Puppet Drama, and was mainly active as a painter.