Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35

Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

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.

Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Echigo, Snow in Niigata, Ayume and Takane, No. 35 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)