About this artwork
An actor playing Miyako no O Kuni, the originator of Kabuki who flourished in Kyoto in the early 1600s, is seated in an open second-floor room with an attendant. Ukiyo-no-suke, walking below, holds an umbrella over Kanto Koroku. This is likely a scene from an early drama. Though the roles are identified, neither the name of the play nor the identity of the actors is given.
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- Arts of Asia
- Sugimura Jihei
- On the Yoshida Highway
- Hand-colored woodblock print; tan-e, vertical o-oban
- 23 1/4 × 11 1/2 in.
- Clarence Buckingham Collection