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Japanese Scroll Portraying Shirabyoshi Dancer

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1196529
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A young woman dressed in a white robe with red hakama pants is holding a folding fan and is posed to do a dance. This dress is often known as Shirabyoshi where these were sacred dances offered to the gods. The shirabyoshi figure evokes the Heian and Kamakura aesthetic and the legends contemporary to the era that portray the Shirabyoshi. Work is signed and sealed by an artist named Nanko. Age: Early 20th century. Size: height 74.25" width 22.5