Stars of the Tokyo Stage

Stars of the Tokyo Stage

Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Natori Shunsen's superb woodblock portraits of the superstar actors of the time are exquisitely reproduced and discussed in detail, alongside a selection of spectacular ...

Author: Lucie Folan

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ISBN: 0642334277

Category: Art

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Stars of the Tokyo Stage celebrates the glamor of kabuki theater amid the dynamic atmosphere of Japan in the 1920s and 30s. Natori Shunsen's superb woodblock portraits of the superstar actors of the time are exquisitely reproduced and discussed in detail, alongside a selection of spectacular costumes from the kabuki stage. Stars of the Tokyo Stage brings together essays by experts in the fields of kabuki, printmaking, and modern Japan. It is a lavishly illustrated, entertaining, and valuable resource for anyone with an interest in Japanese art, culture, and theater. Lucie Folan is curator of Asian art at the National Gallery of Australia. Other contributors include Chiaki Ajioka, Melanie Eastburn, C. Andrew Gerstle, Robyn Maxwell, and Amy Reigle Newland.
Categories: Art

The Travel Bulletin

The Travel Bulletin

This same attitude of the audience is shown when Kikugoro Onoe , Tokyo's
premier dancing - actor , demonstrated his ... It becomes imbued with life and
snaps its jaws at the butterflies futtering from the ends of two pliant rods held by
stage ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105013824839

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Modern Girls Shining Stars the Skies of Tokyo

Modern Girls  Shining Stars  the Skies of Tokyo

Many Japanese actors, trained for the traditional stage, were more adept at the
stylized chanting and unnatural cadences of Kabuki and No. For the new works,
they had to change their techniques drastically and speak the everyday dialogue
 ...

Author: Phyllis Birnbaum

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231500025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan. These five artists-two actresses, two writers, and a painter-were noted for their talents, their beauty, and their love affairs rather than for any association with politics. But through the fearlessness of their art and their private lives, they influenced the attitudes of their times and challenged the status quo. Phyllis Birnbaum presents her subjects from various perspectives, allowing them to shine forth in all of their contradictory brilliance: generous and petulant, daring and timid, prudent and foolish. There is Matsui Sumako, the actress who introduced Ibsen's Nora and Wilde's Salome to Japanese audiences but is best remembered for her ambition, obstreperous temperament and turbulent love life. We also meet Takamura Chieko, a promising but ultimately disappointed modernist painter whose descent into mental illness was immortalized in poetry by a husband who may well have been the source of her troubles. In a startling act of rebellion, the sensitive, aristocratic poet Yanagiwara Byakuren left her crude and powerful husband, eloped with her revolutionary lover, and published her request for a divorce in the newspapers. Uno Chiyo was a popular novelist who preferred to be remembered for the romantic wars she fought. Willful, shrewd, and ambitious, Uno struggled for sexual liberation and literary merit. Birnbaum concludes by exploring the life and career of Takamine Hideko, a Japanese film star who portrayed wholesome working-class heroines in hundreds of films, working with such directors as Naruse, Kinoshita, Ozu, and Kurosawa. Angry about a childhood spent working to provide for greedy relatives, Takamine nevertheless made peace with her troubled past and was rewarded for years of hard work with a brilliant career. Drawing on fictional accounts, interviews, memoirs, newspaper reports, and the creative works of her subjects, Birnbaum has created vivid, seamless narrative portraits of these five remarkable women.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tokyo Astronomical Observatory Reprints

Tokyo Astronomical Observatory Reprints

They attributed the difference in the abundances of metallic elements in the stars
of two populations to the nuclear reaction which took place in the Population II
stars in the very early stage of the universe . It is the purpose of the Original ...

Author: Tōkyō Tenmondai

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ISBN: CHI:73221937

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The Japan Year Book

The Japan Year Book

THE STAGE ART , DANCE AND MUSIC , The year 1922 marks an epoch in the
history of the stage art of Japan , for in the spring when the Mayor of ... Three
leading groups of actors and actresses in Tokyo took part in these entertainments
.

Author: Takenobu Yoshitarō

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ISBN: UOM:39015020148410

Category: Japan

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Includes the sections, "Who's who in Japan," "Business directory," etc.
Categories: Japan

Kabuki

Kabuki

There seems no danger that this specialty will become extinct , although the
Tokyo stage has lost within recent years four ... Ichikawa Sadanji , the fifth , son of
the Meiji actor , and one of Tokyo's most popular players , is at the head of his
own ...

Author: Zoë Kincaid

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: UOM:39076005394106

Category: Kabuki

Page: 385

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Categories: Kabuki

China Japan and Korea

China  Japan and Korea

which the management conveys its congratulations and a little gift to each " star "
to commemorate a " house full ... prevails also in Japan , so that it is difficult to
speak positively as to the salaries earned by the stars of the Tokyo stage , but in ...

Author: John Otway Percy Bland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027761777

Category: China

Page: 327

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Categories: China

Kabuki Costume

Kabuki Costume

The old Minami-za in Kyoto does an especially flourishing business when Tokyo
stars join the Kansai actors for a month's ... though not considered a true Kansai
actor since he originally came from the Tokyo stage, is the pre-eminent actor of ...

Author: Ruth M. Shaver

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903986

Category: Drama

Page: 397

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The attire of the feudal lords and ladies of old Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in fact, the whole array of Kabuki's colorful characters-is discussed in fascinating detail in this Japanese Kabuki book. From kimono and armor to undergarments, from wigs to foot gear, from swords to hair garments—no aspect of costume accessories is overlooked. Textiles and textile designs, in all their profusion of weaves, colors, and patterns, are carefully taken note of, and a number of important traditional designs are illustrate. Make-up and headdress varying formats of costume for specific roles, styles of tying the obi—all are expertly described. Of the numerous books in English dealing with the Kabuki theater of Japan, none so far has devoted itself exclusively to costume. Kabuki is compelling bringing about such art forms, yet it is the costumes that create the intrinsic, eye catching spectacle. Praise for Kabuki Costume: "A product of over fourteen years of meticulous study, Shaver's unique and authoritative analysis of the labyrinthine complexities of Kabuki costumery not only provides…a valuable reference work for scholar, but also an apt introduction for anyone seeking to understand the principles of Japanese visual arts and theatrical conventions."—Choice Reviews
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Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan

Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan

... Observatory of Japan , 2-21-1 Osawa , Mitaka , Tokyo 181-8588 4 Space VLBI
Project , National Astronomical Observatory of Japan , 2-21-1 Osawa ... Key
words : circumstellar matter - - stars : AGB and post - AGB - stars : individual ( IK
Tauri ) masers 1. ... the diameters of the stars , and are located closest The
Asymptotic Giant Branch ( AGB ) is a specific stage to the host stars among the
three species ...

Author: Nihon Tenmon Gakkai

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ISBN: UCSD:31822036925345

Category: Astronomy

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The Living Age

The Living Age

It remains a puzzling question why all this array of actor talent has not yet
secured recognition in Western countries . It is largely because the general belief
in the West is that the Tokyo stage has nothing to offer . This is a great mistake .

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ISBN: UOM:39015033150916

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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age

It remains a puzzling question why all this array of actor talent has not yet
secured recognition in Western countries . It is largely because the general belief
in the West is that the Tokyo stage has nothing to offer . This is a great mistake .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112047068157

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Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage 1780 1830

Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage  1780 1830

Tokyo , 1992 ( a ) . pp . 89-100 Clark , Timothy . Ukiyo - e Paintings in the British
Museum . London , British Museum Press , 1992 ( b ) Clark , Timothy . '
Katsukawa Shunsho and the Revolution in Actor Portraiture ' , Orientations , June
1992 ( c ) ...

Author: C. Andrew Gerstle

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123158250

Category: Actors

Page: 304

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The creation of celebrity and fame is a topic easily understandable in today's world of pop idol competitions and reality TV shows. This exhibition and catalogue will focus on a similar phenomenon of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when urban Osaka and Tokyo created superstar actors, and will show how this was a stimulus for the creation of theatre, visual arts and poetry. Visitors to the exhibition will be struck by a colourful and varied visual display through which actors were portrayed as legendary urban heroes. The dates of items included will range from about 1780 until the 1830s; but the core of the exhibition will cover the period 1800-1821, and focus on the fierce rivalry between the two Osaka Kabuki superstars, Arashi Kichisaburo II (Rikan I, 1769-1821) and Nakamura Utaemon III (Shikan I, 1778-1838). Books, surimono, single sheet actor prints and albums will highlight the different ways in which actors and performances were represented, and show how this was part of a complex strategy to create celebrity for the actors, poets and artists involved.
Categories: Actors

Japan

Japan

It is when the actor ' s memory is very poor indeed , and a One of the
characteristics of the kurombo is his patience , few of the stars of the Tokyo stage
are noted for their and his watchful waiting becomes a virtue . His attitude loss of
lines ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082317291

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Tokyo

Tokyo

Most able to see the puppets ' faces , but not so near of the shouters are paid by
the actors to call the front that you can ' t ... kabuki tradition , which is basically
continued even today , although actresses are allowed on stage for certain
special ...

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: UCSD:31822023929193

Category: Tokyo (Japan)

Page: 265

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Tokyo

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Tokyo

Stage right is where less important characters are usually located. Kabuki Kabuki
is flamboyant and colorful with a large stage and cast. The major actors are stars,
often from famous acting dynasties. Elaborate make-up replaced Noh masks, ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465439994

Category: Travel

Page: 204

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. The guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of Tokyo's stunning architecture, along with 3-D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets in this fully updated guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to which attractions appeal most to children. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyo shows you what other guidebooks only tell you.
Categories: Travel

Annals of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory University of Tokyo

Annals of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory  University of Tokyo

The other ( C2 ) is a faint star which is located 5 mm above the Nova in Figure 1
of Honda et al . ( 1979 ) . The magnitude and colours obtained so far for this star
are V = 12.51 , U - B = 0.18 , B - V = 0.51 , V - R = 0.45 . In the stage of reduction ...

Author: Tōkyō Tenmondai

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ISBN: CHI:76759865

Category: Astronomy

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Annals of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory

Annals of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory

However , the temperature scales for A and F stars published so far still vary
among various workers ( e . g . , Harris 1963 ... Figure 4a indicates that the
system is in the early stage of evolutionary expansion and the radii of the primary
and ...

Author: Tōkyō Tenmondai

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002278072

Category: Astronomy

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S T Today

S T Today

Success in Observation of the Envelope Surrounding a Star Shortly after its Birth :
TOKYO - U / NAOJ P 2 . New Theory on the Birth of the Universe : BNL / KEK /
TOKYO - U P 2 . Discovery of a Star in the Initial Stage of the Universe with
Scarce ...

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ISBN: IND:30000107503264

Category: Research

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Contributions from the Department of Astronomy University of Tokyo

Contributions from the Department of Astronomy  University of Tokyo

Tōkyō Daigaku. Rigakubu. Temmongaku kyoshitsu. ( see Figure 2 ) . Even when
stars with B < 15 . 20 are omitted ( they ... is formed of multiple evolutionary
stages and that the other three branches each consist of a single evolutionary
stage .

Author: Tōkyō Daigaku. Rigakubu. Temmongaku kyoshitsu

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ISBN: UOM:39015019253007

Category: Astronomy

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