The Ear Catches the Eye

Music in Japanese Prints

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The ear catches the eye presents a clear picture of the diversity of Japanese instruments and their use in the Kabuki and Nō theatres, during various festivals and within the celebrated Yoshiwara pleasure quarter. The 150 featured prints depicting musical instruments have been described at length, the photographs of the actual instruments are accompanied by thorough explanations of their shape and use. This catalogue accompanied an exhibition held at the Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag.
Magda Kyrova studied Art History at Leiden University and is a retired Curator of Iconographical Collections at the Music Department of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.
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