Taira no Koremochi and the Demon of Mount Togakushi

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Taira no Koremochi and the Demon of Mount Togakushi by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Taira no Koremochi and the Demon of Mount Togakushi

Comments - Great kabuki scene from the tale of Taira no Koremochi's encounter with the Demon of Mount Togakushi. While hunting deer in the hills outside Kyoto, Lord Koremochi ran into a party of beautiful women so he joined them in a picnic. Sleepy with wine, he dozed off, and dreamed of a messenger from the god of war warning him that one of the women was actually the demon Kiji, who intended to kill him. He awoke, realizing the woman's true nature, and attacked her with his sword. He leaps to his feet, brandishing his weapon at the beauty, who looks back at him with rather surprised frown as she throws off the pink kimono draped over her head. Colorful maple leaves framed the blue sky above. A lively illustration of this famous tale.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/4"

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. A few losses and tears at edges, repaired. Slight curling. Please see photos for details.

Taira no Koremochi and the Demon of Mount Togakushi by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Taira no Koremochi and the Demon of Mount Togakushi by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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