Kogyo, Tsukioka – Egaki – S1222

Kogyo, Tsukioka – Egaki – S1222

$51.00

This print depicts an old woman telling her story to Okinori Fujihara, a courtier. From the play: one day Fujihara passes by an old woman’s house at Shirokawa in the vicinity of Tsukushi (now Kyushu). He asks for a glass of water from the woman. She brings out a glass of water and gives it to him with a poem “My hair that was black once, became as white as the name of the river Shirakawa due to age.” Shirakawa means white river. The old woman is the former lady Egaki. The story is based upon a poem entered into the anthology “Gosenshu”.Format is Oban yoko-e. Metallic paint used to highlight costumes. Some toning and soiling.

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Additional information

Series

Pictures of Noh

AKA

Hinoegaki

Date of Creation

Publisher

Matsuki Heikichi

Medium

Condition

Signature

Signature in image from block

Dimensions

13"x9" + margins

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