Art on Tuesday: Dance of the Floating World

This woodblock print shows the “Kashima Dance of the Floating World” 鹿島浮世踊 made by Kitao Shigemasa 北尾重政 (1739-1820), published in the 1760’s. It shows a ritual dance, performed by several dancers in a circle or a square carrying instruments like cymbals, drums, sticks and paper fans.

Source: Museum of Fine Arts

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