Friday, January 27, 2012

A Portrait of an Onnagata

A portrait of Japan's leading onnagata, Bando Tamasaburo. I'm a big fan of his artistry. An onnagata is a male kabuki actor who specially play female roles. (click on the image to enlarge). The original photo was taken from a book by renowned Japanese photographer Shinoyama Kishin. His book, titled after the actor, is a collection of photographs that reveal the secluded and traditional-bound world of kabuki. (Yes, the book is part of my wish list!)

Someday I'll have this digital artwork printed on canvas for my personal collection. It's a 30 x 38 inch artwork.

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