Yoshitoshi: Kanae shadow dancing at Niwa (Ninnaji) Temple (Niwa-dera or Ninnaji kanae odori)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Kanae shadow dancing at Niwa (Ninnaji) Temple (Niwa-dera or Ninnaji kanae odori)
Series: Humorous Small Works (kyôga shôhin)
Date: ca. 1887
Monks of Niwa Temple (or Ninnaji ) are amusing themselves with a shadow of Kanae dance through a screen window. Kanae dance comes from Kanae, Nagano Prefecture. Yoshitoshi’s caricature category of kyôga are done two pictures in one oban sheet and exist ca. 40 subjects. Some of the preparatory drawing are in the British Museum.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: chûban horizontal (upper half of oban)
Literature: S.Yoshida:”Tsukioka Yoshitoshi no sekai”,pp.133-5
Signature: Yoshitoshi giboku (humorist) with oval red background Yoshitoshi carved out