Rosina Buckland : Kabuki – Japanese Theatre Prints

Curator Rosina Buckland introduces the National Museum of Scotland’s exhibition ‘Kabuki : Japanese Theatre Prints’. Kabuki was a popular form of Japanese theatre from the 19th Century, featuring an all male cast and mixing drama, with music and acrobatics. Kabuki prints were created using woodblocks and were a cheaper form of the entertainment. They proved to be popular with the public as they were affordable, and publishing houses commissioned some of the top artists at the time to create these striking designs.

Kabuki : Japanese Theatre Prints is on at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, until the 2nd February 2014.

For more information about the exhibition, go here 

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