Koka (Toyonari)

Yamamura Koka (Toyonari)


The Play & Movie, vol. 2, no. 10
(Geki to engei)

original magazine with lithograph kuchi-e (frontispiece) by Yamamura Koka of Nakamura Ganjiro (1878-1935) from the play Toribeyama Shinju (Love Suicides at Mt. Toribe), likely the main character, Kikuchi Hankuro; published October 1924

13 1/8 by 9 5/8 in., 33.2 by 24.3 cm

A fascinating look at an early publication featuring actors participating in kabuki and the nascent movie industry; with numerous black and white and color images and a tipped in reproduction woodblock print of an Edo Period Shunsui painting.

(inv. no. C-3292)

price: $300

Yamamura Koka (Toyonari)


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