nice detective work TS; I'm a stranger to th world of amazon.jp — it looks addictive
The day you posted this column, a friend had sent me an image by Uno, whose work I knew from a single image. Your article and gallery widen my knowledge of an amazing strangeness. Thank you.
Nice article, but one small correction. Shirato Sanpei was not involved in "angura" theatre. One of his books was adapted very very freely into a play by the Jiyu gekijo in 1967, and his drawings were used in the poster, but to my knowledge Shirato had no involvement.
If you read Japanese, see here: http://asa8.com/s/others/stage.html
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