2024s/s collection #6

2024s/s collection #6

CuttingCape #6 focuses on traditional Japanese performing arts, with a motif of ukiyo-e painted by SHARAKU, a famous ukiyo-e artist from the Edo period.


product name: #6
size: 145(57in) *200(78in)cm
color: SHARAKUBlack/White/Scarlet
PRICE: ¥29,900-


product name: #7
size: 145(57in) *200(78in)cm
color: SHARAKUBlack/White
PRICE: ¥29,900-


What is SHARAKU?

Sharaku appeared on the ukiyo-e world like a comet in 1794, released over 140 ukiyo-e works in just 10 months, and then suddenly disappeared.
Because it captured the characteristics of the actors so realistically, it caused a stir, both good and bad, with people saying, ``It tried to depict too much truth...and it was not popular for a long time.'' (Ukiyo-e Ruiko, written by Nanpo Ota).
A short-term activity of 10 months. . Does that mean it wasn't popular at the time? I hear that his works were often taken out of Japan.
Later, in 1910, German psychologist Julius Kurt's book ``SHARAKU'' praised Sharaku as one of the three great portrait painters along with Rembrandt and Rubens, and this led to his increasing reputation in Japan from around the Taisho period. It seems that it was.

The more you look into it, the more theories there are and the more mysteries there are. Evaluations are mixed.
Although there are various theories about Sharaku's true identity, there is no doubt that he was an ukiyo-e artist who is still shrouded in mystery.

Let's put aside his various theories for a moment and introduce the works that we focused on. Please use your sensibilities.
Sharaku's most representative work is the first 28 large neck paintings depicting only the upper body on a black mica background.

Our new product 2024s/s #6 focuses on one of the 28 large head paintings depicting Eizo Ichikawa, who plays Takemura Sadanoshin in the Kabuki play ``Koi Nyobō Somebu Tetsuna''.

What is Kabuki “Koi Nyobo Somebu Tetsuna”?

The play ``Koi Nyōbo Somebun Tetsuna'' is a ningyo joruri performed for the first time at the Takemotoza Theater in Osaka in 1751, which was turned into a kabuki play in the same year and performed at the Nakamuraza Theater in Edo, where it became a huge hit. It seems that it is. This joruri is a long piece with a total of 13 stages, but it has been simplified since the Meiji period, and in modern Kabuki, only the 10th stage, ``Dochu Sugoroku'' and ``Shigenoi Kobere'', are performed in the daytime section. It is now performed in the evening.

Commonly known as ``Shige no Iko Farewell'', Shige no I, a wet nurse who served the princess of the Yuruki family in Tamba Province, became separated from the boy she had with a vassal named Date Yosaku during the Koshimoto era. At the end of their relationship, they meet, but because of their status as servants, they have to part ways again.

Sharaku's depiction of Sadanoshin Takemura appears in the fifth stage, commonly known as ``Kaneiri.''

Sadanoshin is the Yuruki family's Noh actor, and his daughter Shigenoi is the maid. She falls in love with a young samurai named Yosaku Date and they have a child together, but this becomes a big scandal for the Yuruki family.
In order to protect the honor of his family, Sadanoshin resigns from his role and, as his last wish, asks the lord to teach him the Noh play ``Dojoji''.
On the Noh stage at Dojoji Temple, Sadanoshin begs for seppuku to save his daughter's life.
The story ends with the lord, out of parental love, promising to make Shigenoi the princess' wet nurse, and Sadanoshin, on the verge of death, bids farewell to Shigenoi and is sent away in a cage.
The play depicts the complexities of human relationships and emotions through themes of the conflict between love and duty, the bond between parent and child, and family honor.



Sharaku Again and Design Perfection
As a designer, I was particularly drawn to Sharaku's depiction of Sadanoshin Takemura in Koi Nyobo Somebun Tezuna.
Critics have interpreted the painting as depicting Sadanoshin with a tragic expression, as he is said to have learned of his daughter's mistake, danced Noh in front of his lord, and decided to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) before entering the bell. However, upon further investigation, I found an article by someone who said that this interpretation of the tragic expression was merely the interpretation of prewar Sharaku researchers. I see. A tragic expression, as if he was ready to commit seppuku. Indeed. Does it look like that? And as a designer at Nakamura shop, I also have children, so I think about this painting over and over again every night. For years.
One day, when I was having these thoughts, I asked Takemura Sadanoshin of Sharaku again about the expression, overlaying an illustration of a Japanese sword blade, just like the new product #6 in Sharaku's painting.

What emotional expressions do you have? And. As a mother, I educate my children to "do all the things you want to do." I have taught them that in order to do this, they must think carefully about how to please themselves and others involved. As I thought about this, I huffed with a chill down my spine. What do you think? Isn't it a bit smiling and a seamless peek into the essence of the world? If Sadanoshin's act of seppuku was to atone for his daughter's wrongs while fulfilling the role of Noh, how happy would Sadanoshin be? I agree. Parents cannot atone for the sins of their children. I wonder if this is still the case in the upper class. The world is interesting because it is ridiculous. Not in a tragic sense, but Sadanoshin's soul is always looking at the world and his daughter from somewhere in the gap.

"Well, I can do it." "How about you, are you happy to be alive in this moment?"

This work left behind by Sharaku pierced my heart in that sense. It was long.

It took me a very long time to design my interpretation.
The only thing I am proud of is that it is the result of a transcendent personal barber's conception and is unique in the world.
It is a mystery to me whether a lengthy post with these interpretations was necessary for you, and I apologize for the inconvenience, but this is the only place I can sort it out.
Our products are not mere barbering tools. They follow the daily lives of barbers who live in the modern world and provide new experiences for our barber customers.

Thank you for reading to the end, I will write about issue 7 later.(PS : Click here for the NEWS of #7)
2024s/s collection I will inform you daily, so please come back to see the NEWS.

Also, since this is a question we are often asked, we would like to take this opportunity to answer .
To our customers who are already using our products.
Thank you for your continued support. When the leather piping at the neck becomes wrinkled, it is a sign that it is time to replace it. Our products are made of washable leather that has been waterproofed by our craftsmen, but over time, the leather tends to lose its waterproofing properties with each wash. Custom-made to order has been a trend for our company in recent years, and we hope you will plan and consider this option. We look forward to working with you. This is the announcement of Barber&Apparel Nakamura Sho p 2024s/s collection final opening.

 2024s/s collection #6 , #7

Ordering Period
December 17, 2023 19:00 to December 18, 2023 18:00 (JST)
* Deliveries will be shipped sequentially in late February .

Please note that the delivery date may vary depending on the situation and the arrival date may vary. Therefore, the delivery policy "Shipped within 5 business days after payment confirmation" is not applicable to this product. Please be aware that we cannot cancel or refund your order once it has been placed.


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