(Japan 1946 – )
Bando Tamasaburō V as Oiwa, wife of Tamiya, and Nakamura Tokizō V as her younger sister Osode in "Yotsuya Kaidan"
- Other titles:
- Two onnagata, Untitled (Two onnagata (female role) actors)
- Not on display
- Further information
Kokei has revived the 'ukiyo-e' tradition of depicting individual actors in specific performances. He does his own drawing, blockcutting and printing, unlike in traditional practice where the artist did only the drawing. While consistent with the conventions of 'ukiyo-e', the prints have a compelling power and a certain malevolence that generates an unease at odds with the purely visual pleasure of traditional 'ukiyo-e' prints.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.256.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
- colour woodcut
- 39.7 x 24.9 cm
- Signature & date
Signed u.l., in Japanese, ink [stamped "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
- Purchased 1984
- Accession number