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Jigoku Dayu (Hell Courtesan) ~Nisemono Series~ by IrieMakoto


Jigoku Dayu (Hell Courtesan) ~Nisemono Series~

New Paul Binnie print Oct 2014

Woodblock diptych print, oban tate-e. Scene from a kabuki play. The kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan (Utaemon IV) as Ikkyu Taro (left) holding down an opponent with one hand, extends his sword towards Segawa Kikunojo (right) as the courtesan, Jigoku-dayu, who wears robes decorated with scenes of hell, holds up a whisk.


Image gallery: diptych print

Ye-Gee Kwon | Jigoku dayu (Hell Courtesan) by Kawanabe Kyosai | Divine Inspiration in Japanese Prints at the Spencer Museum of Art | Exhibitions | Spencer Museum of Art