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  • 「芝居」を写す写真
  • 「芝居」を写す写真 : 今成家湿板写真コレクションにおける明治初頭の演劇写真と「歌舞伎文化圏」
  • 「 シバイ 」 オ ウツス シャシン : イマ セイカシツバン シャシン コレクション ニ オケル メイジ ショトウ ノ エンゲキ シャシン ト 「 カブキ ブンカケン 」
  • The Imanari Family Photography Collection and "Kabuki Culture"
  • 今成家湿板写真コレクションにおける明治初頭の演劇写真と「歌舞伎文化圏」

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<p>IMANARI Bujihei (1837-1881) was a wealthy landlord and local politician, and above all, a pioneer photographer in Muikamachi (Niigata, Japan). Bujihei and his family experimented wth wet-collodion process and left many stage photographs of Ji-shibai (regional Kabuki produced by the community) during early Meiji era (c. 1866-1873). Their photographic practice is a clue to understanding the spreading process of photography in Japanese rural areas. In this paper, an effort is made to examine the relationship between their photographic practice and preceding visual culture.</p><p>  The Imanaris' stage photographs are under the influence of the practices and conventions of "Kabuki Culture": commercially-made Kabuki played in big cities, Ji­shibai, Ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock prints) and preceding stage photographs of Kabuki and their ways of creating and representing scenes. However, theu way of depicting scenes differs from the conventions of "Kabuki Culture", and, therefore, was regarded as strange by people at that time.</p><p>  To clarify the difference between the Imanaris' stage photographs and their ancestral Ukiyoe, I examine two of the Imanaris' photographs and one of Kuniyoshi's Ukiyoe both of which depict the same battle scene in Shiraishi-Banashi. The conclusion to be reached is that, while Kuniyoshi conflates sequences of actions into one picture to represent the scene, the Imanaris' photographs represent two sequential images which depict each single specific moment of the performance.</p>

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  • eizogaku

    eizogaku 93 (0), 5-22,94, 2014-11-25

    Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences

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  • CRID
    1390845713085084288
  • NII Article ID
    130007683234
  • NII Book ID
    AN00022124
  • DOI
    10.18917/eizogaku.93.0_5
  • ISSN
    21896542
    02860279
  • NDL BIB ID
    026004610
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
    • KAKEN
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