100 pages of costumes and masks of Peking Opera actors. This book is an incredible resource for kimono flow and patterns, masks, female and male dress plus so much more. Beautifully hand painted imagery.
The roles in Beijing Opera (Peking Opera) had seven categories during its early age, divided according to characters in the opera. They were Sheng, Dan, Jing, Mou, Chou, Wuhang, and Longtao. With the development of Beijing opera, it was divided into four main roles. They were Sheng, Dan, Jing, and Chou, based on the gender, age, evil or kind-hearted nature, handsomeness or uglinessy of the characters played.