Dōjōji (mae-shite) 道成寺

Kōgyo, Tsukioka
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Japanese coloured woodblock print on textured paper. The print features a Kabuki character with a fan in right hand. This work depicts the play's protagonist as they appear in the first half of the play.

Dōjōji (道成寺) is a famous Noh play of the fourth category (miscellaneous), of unknown authorship. Traditionally the play is said to be written by Kan'ami and revised by Zeami, while others assign it to Kanze Nobumitsu; there are many variations in different texts, and a popular adaptation for kabuki theatre. It is practically the only Noh play to use a substantial prop — a huge bell.
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Height x Width: 470 x 306mm
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Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 87/42/6
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87/42/6, F6, 47763
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