Noda Kyuho: The Sailor Kezori Kuemon
from the play Hakata Kojoro Nami Makura
Japan, Taisho period, 1922-26
Noda Kyuho, “The Sailor Kezori Kuemon” from the play "Hakata Kojoro Nami Makura." woodblock print, 27 x 38 cm, first edition, ca. 1922-26. Very fine condition.
The print is from the series “The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon”, illustrating the works of the famous playwright Chikamatsu Manzaemon (1653-1725), considered one of Japan's greatest dramatists. He wrote more than a hundred plays, mainly for the bunraku puppet theater, including historical romances and domestic tragedies.