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Asatsumabune
© Ozuma Kaname

1000: Asatsumabune (Kaname)

A portrayal of this traditional dance — its origins are not entirely clear, but the figure seems to be based on a painting by Hanabusa Itchō (1652-1724) of a dancer on the ferry along Lake Biwa, joining Ōtsu and Asatsuma (in modern Maibara). This boat trip was an important transport link, but no opportunity was missed to provide entertainment, in the form of dancing, on board.

The painter Ozuma Kaname was born in 1939, in Niigata. He studied traditional Japanese art, and his pictures are generally based on traditional themes.

Ozuma is his family name: he signs paintings with the single character of his given name only.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101018 (10-1018 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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