A Modern Journey to the West - Published from 1864 - 1865, Yoshitoshi's series "A Modern Journey to the West" illustrates episodes from the epic Chinese novel "Journey to the West," which tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang on a pilgrimage to India to obtain sacred texts. During his quest he is assisted by several animal disciples, including Son Goku, the Monkey King, and Cho Hakkei, called Pigsy, and three disciples. Along the way, they have many adventures and encounter many demons. Drawn with wonderful detail and bold compositions, these lively and imaginative designs bring the story to life. These striking early woodblocks by Yoshitoshi are rarely seen in the market, and would make a great addition to any Yoshitoshi collection.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight thinning along vertical fold, hole, repaired. Slight soiling and rubbing, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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