Kabuki Theater [263] Five Men of the White Waves (001)

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Title Kabuki Theater [263] Five Men of the White Waves (001)
Collection Name and Number P0479 Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photo Collection
Photo Number Box 27, Japan, Theater, Kabuki, 4
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1985
Subject Performing arts--Photographs; Performances--Photographs; Theaters--Photographs; Theater--Photographs; Kabuki--Photographs; Men--Photographs; Actors--Photographs; Male actors--Photographs; Clothing and dress--Photographs; Costume--Photographs; Parasols--Photographs; Umbrellas--Photographs; Theatrical makeup--Photographs; Theatrical wigs--Photographs; Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery--Photographs; Kawatake, Mokuami, 1816-1893--Photographs; Japan; Clothing and dress; Theater
Keywords Aoto Zōshi Hana no Nishiki-e; Shiranami Gonin Otoko; Benten Kozō; Ishō; Costumes; Keshō; Oshiroi; Make-up; Katsura; Stages
Description Photo showing a performance of the Kabuki play, "Shiranami Gonin Otoko" ("Five Men of the White Waves"), also known as "Benten Kozō" (referring to the main character of the play)
Caption on Slide Costumes, Shiranami Gonin Otoko (Five Men of the White Waves), a five act play first performed in 1862, written by Kawatake, Mokuami 1816-1893. Shiranami genre = "Thieves drama".
Additional Information Image was scanned from color slide. Note: "Kabuki...is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers."--Wikipedia. Note: "Aoto Zōshi Hana no Nishiki-e"...as the original and fullest version of this play is known, is a tale in five acts of the shiranamimono (tales of thieves) sub-category of the kizewamono (rough contemporary piece) genre of kabuki plays. Written by Kawatake Mokuami, it first premiered at the Ichimura-za in Edo in March 1862. The play is frequently known by a number of other names. The name "Benten Kozō"...actually refers to the main character of the play, a gizoku (honorable thief), one of a band of five such men. Another common name for this play is "Shiranami Gonin Otoko" (...lit. "Five Men of the White Waves"), "shiranami" (white waves) being a term used to refer to thieves."--Wikipedia Note: Kawatake, Mokuami (1816 - 1893) The last great traditional Japanese Kabuki playwright, his work spanned the end of the feudal order and the early years of modern Japan."--The Cambridge Guide to Theatre, Credo Reference Database. Note: Original caption information provided as: "Kabuki costumes from "Shiranami Gonin Otoko" (5 men of the Thieves underworld) 5 act play by Mikuami Kawatake 1816-1893 Perf. 1st in 1862 Shiranami Genre "Thieves drama".
Type Image
Creator Tierney, Lennox
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ARK ark:/87278/s6j96pgd
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.
Donor Lennox Tierney; Catherine Tierney
Setname uum_lctpc
ID 333030
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j96pgd