Cover art, entitled “Onnagata,” by Hannah Carroll, East Asian Studies major at Wittenberg University.

Authors

  • Hannah Carroll Wittenberg University

Abstract

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese theater art in which men play both male and female roles. The female role is termed onnagata, hence the title of the piece, and the act of putting on the makeup could be a way of transitioning into the role itself.

The pattern you see in the background is seigaiha, a motif of repeating waves used in Japanese art and clothing patterns to represent eternal prosperity or power. It is said to have originated from ancient Chinese maps depicting oceans.

Cover art for the 2019 issue depicting an individual applying eyebrow makeup

Downloads

Published

2019-05-01

How to Cite

Carroll, H. (2019). Cover art, entitled “Onnagata,” by Hannah Carroll, East Asian Studies major at Wittenberg University. Wittenberg University East Asian Studies Journal, 43. Retrieved from https://wittprojects.net/ojs/index.php/wueasj/article/view/199

Issue

Section

Articles

Categories