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Hanako (from Musume Dojoji)
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1500: Hanako (from Musume Dojoji) (Haruyo)

Hanako is the principal character of this, the Kabuki version of the Dojoji story. Here Haruyo shows a dance early in the story (before she begins to turn into a snake!) where her accessories are brightly coloured sunshades. These are not umbrellas in form, rather the type of wide headgear used for sun protection and tied under the chin.

Kabuki summary

The artist Morita Haruyo studied both Japanese art and kimono design, and she combines these with elements of her own Western-influenced technique. (She travelled to London in 1977, exactly the year I [Brian Chandler] first came to Tokyo.)

Morita is her family name: she follows the tradition of signing - and sealing - paintings with her given name only.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E15042 (15-042 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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