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Hagoromo by Clifton Karhu
Hagoromo by Clifton Karhu


 
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This is an early work by the woodblock print artist Clifton Karhu. Numbered 4/50, titled, signed, and dated '69 in the bottom margin. It appears to be inspired by the Noh play 'Hagoromo' which is as follows: The plot of the play Hagoromo, the Feather-mantle, is as follows: The priest finds the Hagoromo, the magical feather-mantle of a Tennin, an aerial spirit or celestial dancer, hanging upon a bough. She demands its return. He argues with her, and finally promises to return it, if she will teach him her dance or part of it. She accepts the offer. The Chorus explains the dance as symbolical of the daily changes of the moon. The words about 'three, five, and fifteen' refer to the number of nights in the moon's changes. In the finale, the Tennin is supposed to disappear like a mountain slowly hidden in mist.
Age: Contemporary - 1969
Size: 6 1/2 inches x 10 1/2 inches (Image 6 inches x 10 inches)
Media: Woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
Price: $750.00 USD
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