Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Hat Dance in Musume Dojoji
(Dojoji boshi odori)

signed in sumi ink on lower left, Binnie, with date seal, Heisei hachi nen (Heisei 8 [1996]), and numbered in pencil, 16/50, 1996

otanzaku tate-e 14 1/4 by 6 3/4 in., 36.1 by 17.1 cm

This print depicts an actor in the role of the temple dancer from the play Musume Dojoji. In the play the character changes and alters her costume nine times (in reference to the belief in ancient Japan that a snake would shed it's skin the same number of times).

Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past- The First 100 Japanese Prints, 2007, p. 82, no. 40

(inv. no. C-3155)

price: $300


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