Original Copic Marker Illustration for original manga concept KABUKI
" is my original story concept set in early Edo period Japan. Kabuki theater first appeared when Okuni of Izumo shrine traveled to Kyoto and danced in the dry beds of the Kamo River for charity. The colorful samurai enjoy her stories of the drama of common life and the freedom of her dance. They ally with her and stand up for this new form of entertainment, when the affluent Noh theather group, steeped in tradition and prominence, seek to stamp out this blossoming art form. This is the WIP premise of the story.
Will it be a novel? A manga? I don't know. Basically for now its an outlet for kimono motif research.
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