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Model of a Kabuki theatre. The sign above the doorway at the centre reads: 'Nakamura za’, the name of the theatre. The actors’ names are on the three vertical banners. The tall, thin wooden signs may show the title of the play. Over the doorway on the left and right are ‘adults’. Hanging over the middle doorway, the sign seems to say ‘not for rent’. The inscription on the tied box is (so far) indecipherable, perhaps some kind of promotion. There is a row of red lanterns across the front, under the eaves.

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3 items (description level: part)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name:  model

Japan, East Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Japan 
Cortazzi, Hugh
Additional collector information
collector:   Cortazzi, Hugh, Sir 
Date collected
1966 – 1970
Additional date information
date collected:  1966 – 1970 

Materials & techniques
wood; paper; paint; plant fibre; textile; thread
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
material: paper (overall)
material: paint (overall)
material: plant fibre (overall)
technique: textile (overall)
material: thread (overall)
overall: 127 mm x 167 mm x 60 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 127 mm x 167 mm x 60 mm

donor:  Cortazzi, Lady  gift 2015-03-24
donor:  Cortazzi, Hugh, Sir  fieldwork collection 1966–1970 - gift 2015-03-24

Related objects
part of model; box (containers) (2015.32)
Related subjects
object name: figures (art)
material: paint
material: paper
material: plant fibre
technique: textile
material: thread
material: wood

Record created 2014-10-02 by AGOODMAN
Record last updated 2016-09-29 by JWHITSONCLOUD

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