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Kabuki actor

Date:
ca. 1700
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Imari type)
Dimensions:
Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.235
Not on view
The sophisticated life style in cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto supported a flourishing theater district, with theaters featuring the dance-drama known as kabuki, first performed in the early seventeenth century.
Hans Syz
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