Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era. - Okame Gallery
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Japanese painting on shikishi, original artwork by Nobuko Sakai 酒井延子, Japanese female artist, Noh theater painting from Showa era.

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Original hand-painted shikishi (traditional Japanese paper board) by Japanese female artist Nobuko Sakai, Showa era, painter famous for her works in Noh theater illustration.

This Beautifully hand-painted, signed, sealed, shikishi depicts Hagoromo (羽衣, The Feather Mantle) the most-performed Japanese Noh plays.

The legend of Hagoromo is that one day a fisherman is walking with his companions at night when he finds the Hagoromo, the magical feather-mantle of a Tennin (an aerial spirit or celestial dancer) hanging on a bough. The Tennin sees him taking it and demands its return—she cannot return to Heaven without it. The fisherman argues with her and finally promises to return it if she will show him her dance or part of it. She accepts his offer. The Chorus explains the dance as symbolic of the daily changes of the moon. The words "three, five, and fifteen" refer to the number of nights in the moon's changes. In the finale, the Tennin disappears like a mountain slowly hidden in mist.

Size : 24 x 27 cm ( 10 9/16" x 9 3/8").

Condition : This shikishi is in very good condition for its age (second half of the 20th century) with some small no remarkable stains and one very small scratch on the right of the head (cf the pictures).

Please note that it is sold unframed.