Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Nakamura Baigyoku as Togashi
(Nakamura Baigyoku no Togashi)

sumi ink sketch on paper, titled in kanji at upper left, Nakamura Baigyoku no Togashi, signed at lower left BINNIE with artist's square date seal Heisei hachinen (Heisei 8 [1996])

19 3/8 by 13 in., 49.2 by 33 cm

Nakamura Baigyoku IV (b. 1946) performed this role in a production of Kanjincho (The Subscription List) at the Shinbashi Enbujo in February 1996 when Binnie was in Tokyo. Togashi Saemon, an aristocrat, was the guardian of the barrier who confronts Benkei, suspecting that he is harboring Minamoto Yoshitsune and his party disguised as wandering priests.


price: $400


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