Onoe Kikugoro VI posing for Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno

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Nippu Jiji Photograph Archive, "Japanese" Collection

Caption on reverse [translation]: "Kikugoro VI poses for a portrait bust. (Tokyo) September 29, 1935. After Mr. Gertrude Boyle, a woman sculptor, saw a play featuring Kikugoro VI, she decided she would like a sculpture of him because his face is fascinating as a Japanese man. Yanagisawa, chief of the third section of Cultural [?] of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, introduced her to Kikugoro, who had on the theatrical costume of Tarokaja, at 6 p.m. in the dressing room of the Kabuki Theater. Ms. Boyle will meet Kikugoro to make a portrait bust of him two or three times per week at the theater. In the picture are Ms. Boyle, left, and Kikugoro, right."



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