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"Ukiyo-e Coaster: 'Naoe Edohei' as Played by Sansei Otani Kojii by Sharaku"

"Ukiyo-e Coaster: 'Naoe Edohei' as Played by Sansei Otani Kojii by Sharaku"

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Ukiyo-e Inspired Acrylic Coasters

Elevate your tea time with these acrylic coasters featuring Ukiyo-e motifs, turning even small items into pieces of art.

Currently available in six different designs, we also offer discounted set prices.

Specifications:

  • Diameter: 90mm
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Weight: 22g

Sharaku (Birth and Death Dates Unknown)

In the sixth year of Kansei (1794), Sharaku appeared in the world of ukiyo-e like a comet, producing approximately 150 ukiyo-e prints in just ten months before mysteriously vanishing. His unique compositions and distinctive depictions of actors garnered widespread attention.

In the early 20th century, German art researcher Julius Kurth introduced Sharaku as one of the three great portrait painters, alongside Rembrandt and Rubens, further solidifying his international acclaim. However, the true identity of Sharaku remains a mystery, and he is often referred to as the 'enigmatic ukiyo-e artist.'

Sansei Otani Kojii as 'Naoe Edohei'

When it comes to sophistication, this work is synonymous with Sharaku, and everyone can easily visualize this iconic piece.

With both hands open, eyes wide, and mouth forming a 'he' shape, it captures a symbolic moment of striking a dramatic pose. The intense expression and the gesture of challenging enemies make this one of Sharaku's outstanding works, vividly portraying the powerful Kabuki performance of Otani Kojii.

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