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Moonlit Night at Shinobazu: Bandô Shuka as Yamatoya Oryu

Toyohara Kunichika
1868

A print published by Shimizuya Naorijô from Kunichika's series Eight Views of Edo. The scene shows kabuki actor Bandô Shuka in the role of Yamatoya Oryu dressed in colouful and patterned clothing and a large hairdue. Opening a sliding door he is gazing at the view of a moonlit night at Shinobazu as two beams of light streak across the background.




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