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August 24, 2016

Ginkgo on woodblock print 1801 and Kabuki Theater Edo


Woodblock print by Utagawa Toyokuni I,  1801-1802.
Thirteen famous actors sheltering from the rain under Ginkgo tree, one of the female impersonators on a black ox.
Kabuki. Oban triptych. Nishiki-e on paper. Edo.
More info and larger picture: British Museum


Edo-Tokyo Museum - replica of the Nakamura-za Kabuki Theater in Sakai-cho, Edo (now Nihonbashi-Ningyo-cho, Tokyo).
The Nakamura-za (founded 1624) was one of the three main kabuki theatres of Edo.
It was founded by Kanzaburō Nakamura.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
 
The Nakamura family of the Kabuki theater had a "mon" representing a Ginkgo leaf shaped into a crane and put it on a flag.
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August 07, 2016

Millenium Ginkgo in Hunan, China


This female Ginkgo tree is over 1000 years old, six people are needed to surround it.
It is 30 meters high and  located in Liuyang, Changsha county, Hunan, China.

Photo and more info: Hunan online.

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