Kogyo Tsukioka, Kuzu, Scenes from Noh Plays, Traditional Theatre

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Artist: Kogyo Tsukioka (1869-1927)
Title: Kuzu
Series title: Scenes from Noh Plays
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Date: 1901
Size: 24.6 x 36.6 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

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Tsukioka Kogyo was a Japanese artist of the Meiji period. He was a student and adopted son of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and also studied with Ogata Gekko. For most of his career Kogyo made pictures of Japanese noh theatre, either as large-scale paintings or coloured woodblock prints. Many of the latter were published in series and sold as multi-volume sets. Some sets have been preserved as albums in their original bindings, including accordion-style bindings known as orihon.

Kogyo Tsukioka


Tsukioka Kogyo was a Japanese artist of the Meiji period. He was a student and adopted son of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and also studied with Ogata Gekko. For most of his career Kogyo created prints centred on Japanese noh theatre, either as large-scale paintings or coloured woodblock prints, however he also did war and nature prints. Many of the latter were published in series and sold as multi-volume sets. Some sets have been preserved as albums in their original bindings, including accordion-style bindings known as orihon. Although original album books are primarily in institutions, single prints are popular in the Japanese antiques market.

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Print FormatOban (Horizontal)
ArtistKogyo Tsukioka
SubjectNoh Theatre, Kimono Design
Dimensions24.6 x 36.6 cm
Condition ReportBacking, light soiling, minor stains.
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