The actor is in the role of a samurai, identified by his daisho (two swords), with allover red body makeup and sujiguma (lit. 'line makeup') on his face emphasizing his ferocity. He wears a wide-shouldered over-vest decorated with a wave pattern and a kimono marked with the kanji, Kaji (?) which he has pushed …

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Scholten Japanese Art
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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2015
40 For 40Ronin Gallery
From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian TheaterMusée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet
Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-Century Kabuki PrintsMusée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet
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Nakamura Sukegoro II as Matano Goro, ca. 1770

Woodblock print
12 3/5 × 5 1/2 in
32 × 14 cm
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Location
New York

The actor is in the role of a samurai, identified by his daisho (two swords), with allover red body …

Medium
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Scholten Japanese Art
Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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