Silent Beauty

October 29th 2010 until November 28th 2010

Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927) was apprenticed to his stepfather, the famous printmaker, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. At the outset of his career, Kogyo created prints in the traditional genre – featuring landscapes, flora and fauna. From 1897 onwards, he began to focus more on the highly-disciplined, silent No theatre, which was experiencing a revival at that time.

Kogyo’s oeuvre was extensive. In his three series on No theatre alone, Kogyo created over 500 prints. These colourful prints provide a glimpse of the most important scenes and personalities featured in No drama, many of which are still performed today. The exhibition presents an array of Kogyo’s prints and paintings, and is supplemented with unique material on No theatre.

An exhibition catalogue, published by Brill Publishers, will be available with a discount at the SieboldHuis.