Scene from a Kabuki theatre performance. In this highly stylised Japanese dance-drama, from 1629 all roles had to be played by

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Image ID: D98BR7
Scene from a Kabuki theatre performance. In this highly stylised Japanese dance-drama, from 1629 all roles had to be played by men. Those who specialised in female roles were known as onnagata. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) Japanese artist and printmaker. Coloured woodblock print.

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