Kumiage-toro, or Tatebanko, were stand up paper displays from
the Edo and Meiji periods. Many featured scenes from kabuki
and displays were often illuminated with candles and placed
outside in the summer evenings.
The artform disappeared however and today few people are
familiar with Kumiage-toro or Tatebanko. I am keen to learn
more about these mysterious works however and welcome
anyone who would like to learn with me.