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Miyako Odori or Cherry Dance for 1937. Furyu O-Kuni Kabuki (O-Kuni’s Elegant Play).


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[6],10,[32],4,[10] pp. Original printed wrappers with ties. With b/w (photographic) illustrations, and 10 (9 tissue guarded) coloured plates of which 8 of scenes. – Program of the traditional, and still popular, annual dance during the height of the cherry blossom season. Performed by select geishas of Gion. With text in English and Japanese. – ”The Cherry Dance for the current year is designed in allusion to the life of the famous O-Kuni of Izumo Province, who is highly respected as the ancestress of Kabuki or the theatrical performance of the old school. Her merit towards its development is certainly invaluable and is being felt much thankful.” – Unobtrusive not disturbing curvature in last lvs, a very good copy


Jaar: [1937]