black and white kabuki face imprints with nested squares
Oshiguma are customarily made after the performance of a kabuki play, though not necessarily after every performance, and given as highly valued souvenirs of the event. A single oshiguma may have face-impressions from one or several actors, usually all from the same show, illustrating the make-up designs for major characters in the play. It may also include autographs, dates and additional inscriptions; sometimes other graphic elements are added to the design.
length: 179.5” (456cm)
made in Japan
押し隈 おしぐま 歌舞伎 かぶき