Randall Antiques & Fine Art

Shaku-kyo Actor; oban tata-e (framed & matted with visible area = 13¾" x 9¼"). Signed Akitoyo with Uchida (publisher) seal underneath. (Note: a companion piece indicating an actor from the same Noh play is also available for the same price [#A1AHb] - indicated by final pictures.) "Legend says that O-e Hiramoto (1148-1225), one of the famed Japanese warriors, was converted to Buddhism, became a priest, and went to China in order to practice the austerities. One day during his sojourn in China he met with the spirit of a lion who suddenly appeared in his presence from among blooming peonies and performed a beautiful dance when he started to cross a stone bridge. This legend represents each Buddhist believer's ecstatic world with birds singing and flowers smiling, and is dramatized in the Noh play entitled 'SHAKU-KYO' or 'Stone Bridge'." --From Publisher's note attached verso.

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