Bugaku Dance


Bugaku Dance

Paintings / Edo

By Tanaka Totsugen (1768-1823)

Edo period, 18th century

Color on paper



This painting shows two figures performing courtly Bugaku dances. The dancer on the left, with the hanging jaw, is performing the Ryōō dance; the one on the right, holding a snake, is performing the Genjōraku dance."

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