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Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Aotake Goro in "Push and Repel"

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Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Aotake Goro in "Push and Repel"

Torii Kiyotada, Japanese, (1875–1941)

Creation date: 1895
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Captain George B. Powell, Jr., JAGC, USN
Accession Number: 2008.69
Dimensions: 13 9/16 in. x 8 7/8 in. (34.45 cm x 22.54 cm)
Currently on view


Ronin Gallery, New York, New York ( - September 12, 2006)

George B. Powell, Jr., San Diego, California (September 12, 2006 - June 20, 2008)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (June 20, 2008 - )

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In terms of subject matter, that of Kabuki actors had the greatest longevity in the history of Ukiyo-e printmaking. They are one of the earliest subjects to have been published during the beginning of the genre in the seventeenth century, and they were among the last to continue in popularity into the end of the 1890s. This work from the waning years of Ukiyo-e depicts the hero of a type of short performance that showcases multiple methods of engaging and repelling demons. He has all the standard iconographic elements for this stock character: the stalk of bamboo, exaggerated red face paint, straw hat, and vest with gold rivets.
Last Updated: 2/17/2011


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Prints from the San Diego Museum of San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 6/5/2011

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

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