Board game of the Flower Stage (Hanabutai atari sugoroku)

Toyohara Kunichika Japanese

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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.

Board game of the Flower Stage (Hanabutai atari sugoroku), Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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