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Otani Oniji
© Sharaku

204: Otani Oniji (Sharaku)

The actor Otani Oniji strikes an intense pose in the role of Yakko Edobei. A classic Sharaku kabuki portrait.

Interesting description of how ukiyo-e were made

Very little of certainty is known about Sharaku (this is his given name, though it is very likely no-one's real name; his family name, Tôshûsai, is rarely used at all). His works, caricatures of kabuki artists, appeared over the space of less than a year from mid-1794, and then he totally disappeared. Theories abound!

* This puzzle is postcard size, with micro pieces

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 204 pieces; 10 x 15 cm (4" x 6")
Code: Y98296 (98-296 on box)
Retail price ¥500

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