The Tale of Taishokan  1680

by Anonymous

This screen narrates the medieval [i]Taishokan[/i] tale, an action-adventure story that captivated medieval and early modern audiences whether they saw it performed on the Noh, Bunraku or Kabuki stage, or depicted in paintings and prints. The many variants of the tale combine elements from early Japanese mythology and history; 14th-century Buddhist temple origin legend ([i...
Each 173 × 374 cm
Pair of six-panel screens; ink, colors, and gold on paper
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago