Miracles & Mischief: Noh and Kyogen Theater in Japan | Takeda, Sharon Sadako & Bethe, Monica | Hardcover | ISBN 10: 0875871887
Evolving from street entertainment, seasonal agricultural festivals and religious rituals, the spiritual Noh dramas and comedic Kyogen performances of Japan have been its most influential forms of theater for more than 600 years. This book represents some of the most important collections in Japan, including wooden masks, costumes, musical instruments and painted screens and hand scrolls of the noh and kyogen traditions.
This profusely illustrated book is mostly in color with checklist and lenders to the exhibition, chronology, bibliography and index. 284 pages. Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum, (LACMA//BUNKACHO) with insights by Hollis Goodall. First Edition/2002. Condition: Excellent. New, hardcover with its original dust jacket and as originally shrink wrapped. Dimensions: 8.43” X 5.85” X 0.73”.
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