{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 4365, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4365", "Disp_Access_No" : "1997.50", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1857", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1852", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1862", "Disp_Title" : "Theatrical Scene from the Play Twin Butterflies", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Theatrical Scene from the Play Twin Butterflies: A Diary of the Entertainment Quarter", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Utagawa Kunisada I", "Sort_Artist" : "Utagawa Kunisada I", "Disp_Dimen" : "14 5/16 x 19 11/16 in. (36.4 x 50 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "14 5/16 in.", "Disp_Width" : "19 11/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Printer''s ink", "Support" : "Japanese paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Color woodcut", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This print depicts the "Ukamuse Scene" that opens one version of the kabuki play <em>Twin Butterflies: A Diary of the Entertainment Quarter</em>. Famous for its high view of the city, the Ukamuse, its name spelled out here on the lanterns overhead, was a popular restaurant in the Shitennôji section of Osaka. In this scene, the elegant youth Yamazaki Yogorô (Yobei), played by the actor Nakamura Tomijûrô, is being lavishly entertained by the gorgeously-dressed courtesan Azuma of the Fujiya. Two other women look on as Azuma, accompanied by two female musicians, dances for him; another woman pours his sake from a warming kettle. The composition of this work is especially arresting: the long diagonal serves both to provide a sense of perspective within the room and divide the indoor space from the cityscape far below. Written by the playwrights Takeda Izumo, Miyoshi Shôraku and Namiki Sôsuke, <em>Twin Butterflies: A Diary of the Entertainment Quarter</em> was first performed at Osaka's Takemoto-za Theater in 1749. ", "Dedication" : "Transfer from the Art Department of the University of Rochester", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Print", "Creation_Place2" : "Japanese", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Edo Period (1600-1868)", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/97.50_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/97.50_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/97.50_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/97.50_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "16706", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }