Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Tokyo JICC Co. , Ltd. 1985
ISBN Number: 4880630942 / 9784880630946
Seller ID: 7180
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover with beautiful red cloth cover is clean and unmarked other than a couple tiny spots and a small rough area on bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light scuffing/scratches, not clipped, no price on jacket. Profusely illustrated with double, and full-page colour photographs. 126 pages. This book by veteran photographer Toshiro Morita emphasizes "Kumadori", the unique Japanese style of theatre make-up. Kumadori make-up is indispensable among those elements that comprise the beauty of Kabuki. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unlike the Noh masks of the Chinese stage make-up used in the Peking Opera, the Kumadori allows for a greater power of expression since it closely follows the actual facial features and expressions of the actor. Morita is one of the persons who have contributed greatly in supporting the development of the National Theater in Tokyo . Since the opening of this Theatre, he has taken countless photographs of Kabuki and other performing arts that have been staged there and has shared his art with all in the publication of several collections of his finest work.... (**Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to some locations. Contact us if you'd like an exact quote)
Kumadori Kabuki Theatre Japanese Culture
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