Onoe Kikugoro III Memorial Portrait
(Onoe Kikugoro III shini-e)
oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 5/8 in., 35.9 by 24.6 cm
Onoe Kikugoro III (1784-1849) was remembered as a flexible actor, and is perhaps the first kaneru yakusha, that is an actor able to perform any kind of role whether it be male or female, good or evil. His adeptness performing the quick hayagawari costume changes earned him the moniker the 'man of a thousand faces.'
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Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
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site last updated
May 14, 2021
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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