The Kabuki Juhachiban, or Eighteen Best Kabuki Plays. Tokyo (?) 1917.
. Accordion bound book. Size: 24.1 x 21.6 cm. Title and content in Japanese. With 19 colour woodblock printed illustrations of different kabuki actors. Pasted on sprinkled paper. Silk covered boards, printed title paper label on front cover. Housed in cloth folder.Comprises eighteen famous kabuki plays selected by Ichikawa Danjuro VII (1791-1859): Yanone, Nanatsumen, Gedatsu, Ja-Yanagi, Kamahige, Kagekiyo, Sukeroku, Uiro, Kanu, Fudo, Narukami, Zouhiki, Uwanari, Oshimodoshi, Kenuki, Shibaraku, Fuwa and Kanjincho. Several major Kabuki families made their own groups of "Eighteen Favourites" but no one managed to maintain a lasting fame as Danjuro VII's selection. Rare.
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Book number: 121144
€ 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1584.68 | £UK 1286.5 | JP¥ 213728]
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