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Puppeteer Yoshida Senshi's New Quick-change Play at Yūki Theater

Accession Number
2015/2.157.2

Title
Puppeteer Yoshida Senshi's New Quick-change Play at Yūki Theater

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kunisada

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1832

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper and wood mount

Dimensions
19 in x 41 ¾ in x ¾ in (48.26 cm x 106.04 cm x 1.91 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi

Subject 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 Classification
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Mus (genus)
ghosts (spirits)
puppeteers
puppets (recreational artifacts)
swords

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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