No-isho / Japanese no-play costume [2 Volumes]. Iwao Kongow.

No-isho / Japanese no-play costume [2 Volumes]

Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo, [1934].

100 color halftone plates. 12 x 16 (41 cm) 2-volume Japanese cloth bindings in worn folding case which lacks one (of two) bone clasp. Plates and text are clean and bright as are the cloth bindings. Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress in Japanese. Title leaves in English. Item #BOOKS010005I

Noh or Nogaku is a major musical theater style that has been performed since the 14th century, the longest major theater art still regularly preformed today. While the costumes originally reflected the dress of the day by the 16th century they became infused with symbolism and were elaborately woven and embroidered in silk.

Price: $2,300.00

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