Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35 - Terrific print of Jiraiya (Young Thunder) and his group of bandits attacking a palace in Echigo Province in a scene from the kabuki play called "The Story of Young Thunder Hero." He drags a young beauty from the verandah as he looks back over his shoulder, his head swathed in white cloth to conceal his identity. In the snowy courtyard his men carry off a palanquin, and a large snow toad sits at left with smoke rising from its mouth, a reference to the toads who taught Jiraiya magic. The inset above shows Jiraiya with four toads at the corners of the inset, a reference to his ability to practice toad magic, his white kimono embossed with a geometric pattern. A dramatic scene about this fascinating folk hero.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Tiny creases at corner. Please see photos for details.
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