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

Accession Number
2015/2.157.3

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
print on paper and wood mount

Dimensions
19 in x 41 3/4 in x 3/4 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 puppetter 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 five figures wearing blue, tan, red, and brown robes on largely blue, watery background.

This is the left print of a triptych (with 2015/2.157.1 and 2015/2.157.2).

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)
puppetry (performing arts)
puppets (recreational artifacts)
swords

1 Related Resource

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

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