“Uchito-mode (The Pilgrimage to Ise)”, from the series “Noga taikan - Encyclopedia of Noh Plays”, by Tsukioka Kogyo

“Uchito-mode (The Pilgrimage to Ise)”, from the series “Noga taikan - Encyclopedia of Noh Plays”, by Tsukioka Kogyo

“Uchito-mode (The Pilgrimage to Ise)”, from the series “Noga taikan - Encyclopedia of Noh Plays”,

Tsukioka Kogyo

Title

“Uchito-mode (The Pilgrimage to Ise)”, from the series “Noga taikan - Encyclopedia of Noh Plays”,

 
Artist

Tsukioka Kogyo

  1869 - 1927 (biography)
Year
1925 -30 
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
10 x 14 1/2" image and paper 
Signature
lower left image 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
Japanese torinoko 
State
published 
Publisher
Matsuki Heikichi 
Inventory ID
6218 
Price
$225.00 
Description

From the years 1925 to 1930, Japanese printmaker Tsukioka Kogyo published his final Noh theater series, a portfolio of 200 ukiyo-e color woodcuts illustrating popular Noh theater subjects, titled “Noga taikan - (Encyclopedia of Noh Theater)”. Kogyo died in 1927, and his student, Sofu, completed the last twenty-seven prints for the portfolio. In this image, Kogyo illustrates a scene in playwright Kongo Nakayori’s Uchito-mode - Pilgrimage to Ise, in which we see a part of the ceremony enacted upon an Imperial envoy’s arrival at the Great Shrines of Ise. A priest welcomes the visitor with a prayer and, after the kagura dance performed by a priestess (shown seated), he performs a shishi-mai, a lion dance. Kogyo’s use of an uncluttered background and delicate, richly hued central figures was a departure from his earlier, more detailed works. The energetic, simplified style of his late career made this series particularly unique.

 
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