No. 5566

絵てぬぐい「中村格子」

大城戸建雄 ¥1296

舞鶴に「中村格子」──中村勘三郎ゆかりの文様。「中村格子」は判じ物の粋な図柄で、これは六本縞の格子の中に「中」と「ら」の文字を入れて「中むら」と読ませる。因みに勘九郎の場合は、四本と五本の縞の間に「勘」と「呂」の漢字が入る。

Art Tenugui "Kabuki-Nakamura Lattice pattern”

Kabuki is one of the traditional Japanese performing arts with 400 years of history. It is an all-round theatrical art consisting of drama, dance and music. This pattern is associated with Nakamura Kanzaburo family and a play on words consisting of six (Mu) strands each vertically and horizontally inside which are set two characters, Naka and Ra .