001 Toyohara Kunichika

This is a reimagination based on the artwork of Toyohara Kunichika "Yakusha-e kabuki" (Portrait of an Actor). Toyohara, a master of ukiyo-e prints, was infatuated with the extravagance and drama of the kabuki theater, which is enhanced by the psychedelic colors and movement of this piece.

The deeply appreciation and knowledge of Toyohara about the kabuki theater, led him to master a type of woodblock prints called Yakusha-e, which are kabuki actor portrays and scenes from the most popular plays of the time.

Kabuki means the art of song and dance, but the over the top costumes, make up, lighting and props makes kabuki an incredible visual spectacle.

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