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Taira no Koremochi Vanquishing the Demon of Mount Togakushi, No. 16 - Terrific image of the nobleman Taira no Koremochi preparing to vanquish the demon of Mount Togakushi with his sword. While hunting deer in the hills outside Kyoto, Lord Koremochi ran into a party of beautiful women so he joined them in a picnic. Sleepy with wine, he dozed off, and dreamed of a messenger from the god of war warning him that one of the women was actually the demon Kiji, who intended to kill him. He awoke to see the woman's true nature reflected in the sake cup at his knee: a hideous horned demon with a leering face and shaggy white hair. He stares solemnly at the hideous reflection, gripping the hilt of his sword as maple leaves fall down around him. A great design detailed with light embossing on the white kimono collar and burnishing on the black cap and fur robe.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Small losses at edge, repaired. Wrinkling throughout, curling, staining. Please see photos for details.
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