Posts Tagged ‘Oshiguma’

Meiji Era Kabuki: Three Shintomiza Tsuji Banzuke Part One – 1891

June 23, 2012 11 comments

First in a three-part series by Kabuki collector and researcher Trevor Skingle!

After completing my research on a 1922 Shintomiza Kabuki theatre face pressing or oshiguma I bought three Kabuki playbills or tsuji banzuke advertising performance runs at the Shintomiza.

Initially located in the Pleasure Quarter of Saruwaka-cho the Shintomiza, originally called the Moritaza, was one of the three major Kabuki theatres or Edosanza of Tokyo. It was Read more…

A Kabuki Oshiguma (Face Pressing): A Relic From The Past

June 4, 2012 8 comments

Three celebrated Kabuki actors imortalised on a silk artefact!

Kabuki (classical all-male dance-drama) enthusiast and collector Trevor Skingle shares his discovery and the facinating history of a Japanese scroll he bought from an art dealer in the Netherlands that survived the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. His research has enabled him to identify the three Kabuki actors from the 1920’s who’s faces are imprinted onto the silk cloth and the artist who crafted a simple but elegant scroll Read more…