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09/14/2019 - 01/19/2020
Houston (TX)

Tsuruya Kokei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised and Revisited

Matsumoto Kōshirō IX as Kamakura Gongorō, in “Shibaraku,” July 1991, Tsuruya Kōkei (Japan, b. 1946), Ink and color on Ganpi Tori no Ko paper, USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection, Gift of Drs. Aziz and Deanna Khan, 1998.66.2.

Time & Location

September 14, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Asia Society Texas Center (Houston, TX)


This exhibition presents all of Tsurya Kokei‘s actor prints from 1984 to 1993. Because the artist limited his editions, such a complete collection has been unprecedented and will represent a first in Texas. To explore the broader contours of Kabuki actor prints, Kokei’s work will be contextualized by actor prints by Sharaku as well as two dozen works by contemporary Japanese and western artists.

This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

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