Hand shadow performing art

Hand shadow Art (Japanese: tekage-e)

tekage-e is a Japanese shadowgraphy performing art, in which the hands and props are used to cast shadows of different things on the shōji doors.

There is another shadow art called kage-e which originated in the latter half of Edo period (1603 to 1868). The men make funny pose with the prop to cast shadow on the shōji doors. The kage-e art was a form of an entertainment during the Edo period.

Hand Shadow Art Depicting Animals

Hand Shadow Art Depicting Animals
Title: Eight Shadow Figures
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858)
Year: 1842
Country: Japan

Hand Shadow Art Depicting People

Hand Shadow Art Depicting People

Hand Shadow Art

Hand shadow art

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