japonisme: sada yacco

15 July 2007

sada yacco

along with sarah bernhardt, loie fuller, misia, and cleo de merode, sada yacco captured the imagination and the hearts of artists and the public alike during the time of the early century.

known as japan's first female actor, she then parlayed her fame with a world-wide tour. she danced with fuller in fuller's own theater,
and brought over her own troupe of japanese players.

(here read the inter- view with ms. sada- yakko by yone nogu- chi. and find many photos of sada (and fuller) at the 1900 world exposition in paris. by the way, the painting of sado in a lavender kimono is by Tavik Frantisek Simon, whose work we saw here.)

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6 Comments:

Blogger Camille said...

I always enjoy your blog. Images so beautiful they take my breath away.

16 July, 2007 05:08  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

oh camille, thank you so much. you've really gotten my week off to a good start.

16 July, 2007 05:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,
You just forgot to mention that Sada's b&w cartoon was by the Portuguese cartoonist Celso Hermínio (1871-1904)... Thank you for a wonderful blog on a very interesting subject! Cheers. A.

17 July, 2007 23:51  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

oh! thank you so much!

18 July, 2007 07:21  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

These are terrific!

upper right corner of Picasso's sketch is really an incredible one(i never saw it befor), which reminds me again about Akira Kurosawa's sketches for film "Chaos"(Ran).

18 July, 2007 09:25  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

hp: i don't think i've seen those, but i google-imaged it and got, i think, the idea.

A--by the way, isn't it interesting how the arms and hands in the herminio piece are like they are in the simon piece?

18 July, 2007 18:58  

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