Scene from the No Play Yuya, Tsukioka Kôgyo, 1923

Scene from the No Play Yuya, Tsukioka Kôgyo, 1923

colour woodcut, h 374mm × w 258mm More details

The subject of No is not daily life, but rather a higher reality. In order to also elevate the play visually above the commonplace, everything is stylized. For instance, the character of the personages is indicated with a mask, and here an oxcart is depicted plainly yet effectively with a bamboo frame around which white fabric is wound.

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