Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII in a yakko role in a print by Natori Shunsen, ca. Publisher: Signed Shunsen with artists seal Shunsen, publisher’s seal Watanabe (Watanabe Shozaburo), ca. Image Size: 14 ¾ x 9 ¾ (37.5cm x 24.8cm) + margins as shown. Watanabe Color Print Company, 9, Nishi 8-chome Ginza, Tokyo. I have the original receipt. Natori Shunsen was the last ukiyo-e artist making actor portraits in traditional manner and one of the major artists of the Shin Hanga movement. His life took a most tragic end. In 1960 the artist and his wife committed suicide at the grave of their deceased daughter. Condition: Two adhesive stains on the left margin and a bubble-like stain or discoloration on the bottom left margin. I do not see any foxing or other discoloration anywhere on the face of the print. This print has been in a glassed frame in a closed case in controlled storage for 50 years. Please contact me with any questions you may have. Comments about the actor. Bandô Mitsugorô VII was an excellent dancer, nicknamed ” The God of Dance” (” Odori no Kamisama ” in Japanese) and stage partner of. In great dances like the 2 famous. Was another of his fields of excellence. Bandô Mitsugorô VII’s best roles : Tadanobu. Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori. Kotobuki Soga no Taimen. “, the leading roles of the dances “. Yakko: Low-ranking footman serving a high-ranking samurai. They lead their Lord cortege to free the streets with their spears when he travels in the country. They are key roles in many Kabuki dramas, helping either the hero or the villain of the play and they are at the center of many famous. Yakko’s costumes are always colorful and they often put on. There have been ten generations of the Bandô Mitsugorô line of Kabuki actors from 1766 to 2015. The item “Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII” is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “qengineer970″ and is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Monaco, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1952
- Primary Material: Standard ukiyo-e and surimono paper made from kôzo
- Maker: Watanabe (Watanabe Shozaburo)
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Color: Polychrome
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print