Minamoto no Yorimitsu on Mt. Oe, 1858

by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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Minamoto no Yorimitsu on Mt. Oe, 1858 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
Minamoto no Yorimitsu on Mt. Oe, 1858

Comments - Fantastic triptych from the legendary tale of the Demon of Oeyama, the horrible Shuten-doji, who kidnapped young beauties and held them hostage in his lair on Mt. Oe near Kyoto. The great warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) and his men traveled to the demon's hideout in order to kill him. After lulling him into a drunken stupor, Raiko will cut off the monster's head. Here, Shuten-doji relaxes on a verandah overlooking the valley, holding a giant cup of sake and enjoying a sumptuous banquet, surrounded by beauties and grimacing red, blue, and green demons. In the center, Raiko performs a dance for him, hopping on one foot and waving his fan. A terrific, lively design with wonderful detail.

Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small loss at edge, a few holes and thin spots, repaired. A few creases, fiber in paper. Please see photos for details.

Minamoto no Yorimitsu on Mt. Oe, 1858 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Minamoto no Yorimitsu on Mt. Oe, 1858 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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