4 Feb 2010

Yakko Edobei

The bookmark with the actor Otani Oniji II from Japan. The Kabuki actor is captured here in the role of Yakko Edobei.

The Actor Otani Oniji II as Yakko Edobei is a work created by Toshusai Sharaku, an ukiyo-e master who remains popular today. This piece, based on a kabuki play, depicts the villain as he is about to attack, with his hands spread wide in threat and his face full of hatred. A yakko is a manservant often used by samurai to perform violent deeds.

1 comment:

carmiflor said...

this is so cool :)


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