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Artist: Ōta Masamitsu (太田雅光)

Print: Ichikawa Danjūrō X or XI as Fudō Myōō from the series
The Eighteen Famous Kabuki Plays by Ichikawa Family (Kabuki Jūhachi-ban)

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Dates: circa 1950,created
Dimensions: 7.09 in,7.95 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
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Signed: Gakō (雅光)

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Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjūrō X or XI is in the role of Fudō. This print is from Ōta Gakō's (Ōta Masamitsu's) series, 'Kabuki Jūhachi-ban' (The Eighteen Famous Kabuki Plays by Ichikawa Family). In 1832 Ichikawa Danjūrō VII listed 18 famous plays associated with the Danjūrō name in a surimono he commissioned. 100 years later, Ōta Gakō produced a series of 18 prints commemorating the 18 famous Danjūrō roles - this "Elvis on Acid" image is one from that series.