His Kabuki woodblocks are more rare than his more numerous female featured prints. This piece is entitled Kagamijishi (Lion Dance). Print measurments are 10 1/2 inches by 16 1/2 inches, comes with original paper mat. Please see the other woodblock prints by Hasegawa that I have listed they would make a wonderful set. The original description paper that comes with the prints reads as follows (there is also a photo of the description). One of the Shin-Kabuki’s repertorie comprising 18 classical pieces. It is Kabuki Dance by Nagauta music which is arranged a gallantry of Lion. The actor patterns upon Noh-play the first half this dance and the last half, plays a madness of Lion. The excellent contrast between such as elegance and gallantry is the leading attraction in this dance. About the artist: Born in the family of Ukiyo-e that has continued 100 years since Yedo Period, and succeeded Sadanobu Third. First Class artist in Puppet Show, Kabuki and Genre Paintings. The item “Japanese woodblock print Kabuki Lion Dance by Sadanobu Hasegawa” is in sale since Saturday, October 8, 2011. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Prints, Paintings & Posters”. The seller is “worldlytreasures1″ and is located in Phoenix, AZ. This item can be shipped to United States.
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