Hagoromo Noh Play

[ Hagoromo ] Noh Player
Reference Number
" Hagoromo " Noh Player
Nozawa Ryoshu (1889 - 1964)

Ryoshu was born in the 22nd year of the Meiji era in Saitama Prefecture.

His real given name was Kenjiro.

Ryoshu is a pseudonym.

He became a disciple of Kawai Gyokudo.

Ryoshu was accepted for the Teiten Exhibitions twice.

During the Second World War, he fled to Numata city of Gunma Prefecture for safety.

After the war, he kept depicting observing the painting style of his teacher.

Ryoshu deceased in the 39th year of the Showa era at Numata at the age of 76.
Highest Value = about US$ 8,000

Signature & Seal
Part of Drawing
Silk, 37 x 51 cm ( 14.5 x 20 inches )
Silk, 126 x 65 cm ( 49.6 x 25.6 inches )
Roller End Material
Wood Box

This scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was painted years ago.

There are spots to some extent on the mounting.

There are some faint spots on the drawing part, however, those are not so noticeable.

As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.

The title of this painting is "Hagoromo", one of the famous Noh performance stocks.

Noh is Japanese traditional performing art .

They play their roles with Noh masks on.

The story of Hagoromo is that One day, Hakuryu, a fisherman at Miho no Matsubara Grove, finds very beautiful plumage (=Hagoromo) hung up on a Matsu tree branch.

He trys to go home with it, but, a Tennyo angel comes out and says the plumage is hers.

She asks him to give the plumage back because she cannot go back to the heaven without it.

Hakuryo asks her to dance with the plumage.

After dancing, she flys toward Mt. Fuji and disappears in haze.

Please note that this scroll is not authenticated by any appraiser.

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Noh, Japanese Traditional Performing Art
Noh Actress with Noh mask on
Nou Player
Rakkan Signature & Stamp of Nozawa Ryoushu
Signature & Seal
Kakemono End made of Deer Horn
Roller End
In Kakemono Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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