Puppeteer Yoshida Senshi's New Quick-change Play at Yūki TheaterArtist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1832Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paper and wood mountDimensions
19 in x 41 ¾ in x ¾ in (48.26 cm x 106.04 cm x 1.91 cm)Credit LineGift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi KatsuizumiSubject matter
This set of three prints shows a puppeteer Yoshida Senshi in the middle, playing two characters. One on the left is Oiwa, from a ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan, and the other on the right is Nikki Danjō from Meiboku Sendai Hagi (Troubles of the Date Clan). The left print has a scene from Yotsuya Kaidan, and the right print has a scene from Meiboku Sendai Hagi.Physical Description
Image of three figures wearing blue, tan, red, and brown robes. The center figure is a puppeteer. The puppet of the female on the left is looking to its right, and the puppet on the right in the center and on the right are looking to their left.
This is the center print of a triptych (with 2015/2.157.1 and 2015/2.157.3).Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaAsianRights
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puppets (recreational artifacts)