Noh Masks and Costumes: Representations of Women

"Noh Masks and Costumes: Representations of Women"

Honkan Room 9  September 15, 2009 (Tue) - November 8, 2009 (Sun)

  
Karaori Garment(Noh Costume), Design of bamboo curtains, shikishi, tanzaku paper and bush clover on red and green checkered ground, Edo period, 18th century

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Many Noh plays are poetic portrayals of the inner selves of people in the middle Ages at tragic scenes.
This exhibition aims to provide a look into the intricate representations of women in Noh.
Exhibit includes:
Karaori Garment (Noh Costume), Design of bamboo curtains, shikishi, tanzaku paper and bush clover on red and green checkered ground, Edo period, 18th century
Maiginu Garment (Noh Costume), Hydrangea and cloud design on purple ground, Edo period, 18th century