Masamitsu Ota, Kiyomasa of Nakamura Kichiemon, Aspects of the Showa Stage

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Artist: Masamitsu Ota (1892-1975)
Title: No.6 Kiyomasa of Nakamura Kichiemon
Series: Aspects of the Showa Stage
Publisher: Banchoro Yakusha-e Hanga
Date: 1945
Size: 39.5 x 27.9 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

Ota was one of the masters of the shin hanga movement. His work consisted mostly of kabuki actor prints that emphasized the individual personality of the actors, showcased through rich colours and exquisite patterns of complex design. Ota had a lifelong involvement with kabuki theatre, illustrating volumes on major kabuki plays and famous kabuki costumes. His two most important set of actor prints, Showa Butai Sugata (1950) and Gendai Butai Geika (1955) were published by the Banchoro studio. These sets, of twelve prints each, exhibit a very high level of realism, achieved through the use of western techniques of perspective and through beautiful shading (bokashi) and attention to detail.

Masamitsu Ota


Ota was one of the masters of the shin hanga movement. His work consisted mostly of kabuki actor prints that emphasized the individual personality of the actors, showcased through rich colours and exquisite patterns of complex design. Ota had a lifelong involvement with kabuki theatre, illustrating volumes on major kabuki plays and famous kabuki costumes. His two most important set of actor prints, Showa Butai Sugata (1950) and Gendai Butai Geika (1955) were published by the Banchoro studio. These sets, of twelve prints each, exhibit a very high level of realism, achieved through the use of western techniques of perspective and through beautiful shading (bokashi) and attention to detail.

More Information
Print FormatDai-Oban
ArtistMasamitsu Ota
SubjectKabuki Theatre, Modern/Shin-Hanga
Dimensions39.5 x 27.9 cm
Condition ReportVertical fold and minor wear on the left margin.