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Volume 5 Number 5, cover - The Actor Nakamura Kichiemon - 第五巻 第五 中村吉右衛門
by Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) - 川瀬巴水
|Artist:||Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) - 川瀬巴水|
|Title:||Volume 5 Number 5, cover - The Actor Nakamura Kichiemon - 第五巻 第五 中村吉右衛門|
|Series:||Entertainment Photo Book - 演芸写真帖|
|Date:||1926 May (this item: First edition)|
|Publisher:||Taisho News Agency - 大正通信社|
|Medium:||Machine Printing - 印刷|
|Format:||Aiban - 合判, 30.5 x 22cm (sheet size)|
|Condition:||Very good. Some faint age spotting.|
|Price:||$300 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $25)|
|Notes:||Rarely seen Kabuki magazine "Entertainment Photo Book". The magazine cover is a Kabuki actor print designed by Kawase Hasui, while internally there is a Kabuki actor kuchi-e by Matsuda Seifu (Morita Kanya). The printing technique is probably a hybrid lithograph/offset (common in the Taisho-era). Along with the Hasui scene, the magazine contains numerous high-quality images of Kabuki actors, Kabuki theatres, etc., as well as Kabuki-related articles.
This magazine is in amazingly good condition for its age. Surviving prints from this series are extremely rare. The only examples I have previously seen are badly damaged and are contained in the recently published reference "Kawase Hasui - 130th Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue".
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