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Nakamura Tomijūrō V as the lady's maid Kasane

  • Description

    The play ‘Kasane’ is based on a classic Japanese ghost story. Here the actor Tomijūrō V (designated a Living National Treasure in 1994) is depicted in the role of Kasane, the lover of the handsome but cruel protagonist Yoemon. Kasane is unaware that Yoemon long ago had an affair with her mother and killed her father, Suke. When she discovers the truth, the spirit of her father invades her body, transforming her into a vengeful entity. The transformation is depicted in a famous dance.

  • Details

    Bust Portrait X
    Associated place
    Asia Japan (place of creation)
    Tsuruya Kōkei (born 1946) (designer)
    Associated people
    Nakamura Tomijūrō V (1929 - 2011) (subject)
    Material and technique
    woodblock on ganpi paper
    print 39.5 x 25.5 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by Philip Harris, 2010.
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