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Title
Bando Tamasaburo performing "Kurokami"
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Ruebsamen, James
Date Created and/or Issued
1984
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Bando Tamasaburo is a Kabuki actor, and the world's most popular and celebrated 'onnagata' (or male actor who plays female parts) currently on stage. It is said that his physical beauty, grace, and subtle expressions are mesmerizing to watch. Born in 1950, Tamasaburo has been a Kabuki artist since childhood, designing his own sets and costumes, and performing in every genre from Shakespeare to dance. He has also acted in a handful of films and has collaborated with Western artists such as Yo-Yo Ma.
Photograph shows Bando Tamasaburo in "Kurokami" (or 'Black Hair', which in olden times was the symbol of a woman's beauty). The dance portrays the feelings of "Oiran," a courtesan of the highest rank in a pensive mood, reflecting on her former love as she sits before her mirror. Photograph dated May 15, 1984.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 25 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00087715
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b082_f1_i12
CARL0004973125
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/26645
Subject
Bando¯, Tamasaburo¯,--V,--1950-
Kabuki--Costume--California--Los Angeles
Dancers--California--Los Angeles
Dance--California--Los Angeles
Folk dancing, Japanese--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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