Untitled [musicians performing Owara-bushi], late 1950s
Woodblock print; ink on paper
Gift of Sue Y.S. Kimm and Seymour Grufferman 2019.78.35
On View in Gallery 226
Three musicians are performing the Etchū Owara-bushi 越中おわら節, a difficult folk song with dance that is traditionally performed during the Owara Kaze-no-Bon festival, held for the past 300 years on the first three days of September in Yatsuo, Toyama prefecture. The inscription reads “Sing, we play the music” (Utawareyo washa hayasu).
Image: In Copyright. Gift of Sue Y.S. Kimm and Seymour Grufferman