Noh costume (karaori) Japanese, Edo period, 19th century, Silk; 2/1 twill-weave, ikat-dyed (kasuri) silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with alternating color blocks of tan and blue delineated by ikat-dyed warp threads and overall design of pinks and chrysanthemums in blue, green, yellow and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts. MFA
Photographer: " Earlier this year, I posted a different shot of this- in full color and from a very different angle. I took this photo at the Japanese National Theater when we went for a 2012 New Year’s kabuki performance. Believe it or not, this statue of Onoe Kikugo VI- is made of wood on display in a glass case in the “big” theater’s lobby.” Text and image by photographer Rekisha no tabi of Flickr
Japanese traditional puppet theater, Bunraku 文楽 Bunraku shares many themes with kabuki. In fact, many plays were adapted for performance both by actors in kabuki and by puppet troupes in bunraku. Bunraku is particularly noted for lovers' suicide plays. The story of the forty-seven ronin is also famous in both bunraku and kabuki.