Tenjin and Retainers Kakemono - Great kakemono or vertical diptych portrait of Tenjin, the Shinto deification of the exiled ninth century poet Sugawara no Michizane. He sits on a platform with two retainers in formal court dress guarding the steps below him. Tenjin wears a voluminous black robe and court cap, and holds a folded fan. Swags of drapery emblazoned with his family crest hang overhead, and the blossoming plum, pine, and bamboo behind him are known as the "Three Friends of Winter." The retainers sit on small stools covered with tiger skins, with a pair of fierce guardian lion statues below. Wonderful detail in this handsome image.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 28 1/2" x 9 3/4"
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Two attached panels. Horizontal centerfold. A few creases, slight curling. Please see photos for details.
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