Noh Theater Prints: Awaji

Tsukioka Kogyo, Published by Matsuki Heikichi

Meiji period (1868-1912), About 1900

The subject matter of Kogyo’s prints was almost always the Japanese Noh Theater. In this print he shows a scene from the seldom-performed play Awaji, in which the Shinto god Izanagi appears to visiting court officials and bestows long life and happiness to the land.