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Masamitsu Ota 1892-1975 - Kabuki Makeups - Devil Kumadori
Kabuki Makeups - Devil Kumadori
by Masamitsu Ota 1892-1975
Masamitsu Ota, 1892-1975
Masamitsu Ota designed Kabuki Actor prints in Shin Hanga style in the late 1940s and in the 1950s. This artist was long in the shadow of the great Kabuki actor portrayer Natori Shunsen. In the 1990s prints by Masamitsu Ota have seen a kind of renaissance in the appreciation of collectors.
Biography of Ota Masamitsu
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||Kabuki Makeups - Devil Kumadori|
||Masamitsu Ota 1892-1975|
||A sheet from the album, "Kabuki Kumadori" (Kumadori makeups for Kabuki) Vol.1. These kumadori designs were stored in the Ichikawa family's archives. Ichikawa Shinjuro III (later known as Ichikawa Danshichi.:1867 - 1929) made great effort to preserve many kumadori designs in the past. This album, created with Shin Hanga master Masamitsu Ota, has been considered as an important document for kumadori designs in Japanese performing arts.
"Oni no Kuma". This kumadori makeup was used for the demon. The red color indicates his high energy level.
||"Ota Masamitsu" was printed as "kanshu" (supervised) on the back page of the album.|
||Excellent - Very good.|
||Very good ... Light foxing. Top edge is pasted on the presentation paper.|
||7.7 inches = 19.5 cm|
||10.7 inches = 27.3 cm|
||8.5 inches = 21.5 cm|
||12.1 inches = 30.8 cm|
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