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花舞台当寿語六
Board game of the Flower Stage (Hanabutai atari sugoroku)

Artist:
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
1883
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
30 5/8 x 28 9/16 in. (77.8 x 72.5 cm) (rare large sheet)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1985
Accession Number:
JP3691
Not on view
Playbills were often published at New Year's in the form of a gameboard highlighting scenes from Kabuki plays and the actors in their starring roles. Here the central scene shows actors portraying a Buddhist monk and his vision of the guardian king Fudō and two attendants.
Signature: Unsigned
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