Minamoto no Yorimitsu at the Demon Shuten-doji's Lair, 1863

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Minamoto no Yorimitsu at the Demon Shuten-doji's Lair, 1863 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Minamoto no Yorimitsu at the Demon Shuten-doji's Lair, 1863

Comments - Great kabuki scene 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. Disguised as yamabushi or mountain priests, the great warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) and his men traveled to the demon's hideout in order to kill him. Here Yorimitsu performs a dance as he entertains the demon while plying him with sake to get him drunk. Two horned demons can be seen behind him, one holding a huge axe. Kawarazaki Gonjuro I appears as Yorimits, and Arashi Kangoro I plays one of the demons. Beautifully detailed with embossing on the white pants and fan.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/2" + margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Horizontal centerfold. A couple small repairs, a few creases.

Minamoto no Yorimitsu at the Demon Shuten-doji's Lair, 1863 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Minamoto no Yorimitsu at the Demon Shuten-doji's Lair, 1863 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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