Painting a Tanuki's Scrotum; Using a Tanuki's Scrotum for a Bridge

by Edo era artist (not read)

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Painting a Tanuki's Scrotum; Using a Tanuki's Scrotum for a Bridge by Edo era artist (not read)

Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
Painting a Tanuki's Scrotum; Using a Tanuki's Scrotum for a Bridge

Comments - Incredible comic print featuring two chuban images of tanuki or raccoon dogs, typically depicted with wildly exaggerated scrotums, symbolic of good fortune and wealth. In the top scene, a pair of tanuki paint the scrotum of a tanuki dressed in priest's robes. Below, a tanuki handily uses his enlarged body part to form a bridge over a body of water, which three small tanuki in women's kimono prepare to cross. At left, a tanuki hefts his scrotum up over his head as he wades through the water to keep it from getting wet. A fantastic comedic design featuring the legendary Japanese tanuki.

Artist - Edo era artist (not read)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 5/8"

Condition - Nice detail. A few repairs and wrinkles, rubbing at edges.

Painting a Tanuki's Scrotum; Using a Tanuki's Scrotum for a Bridge by Edo era artist (not read)
Painting a Tanuki's Scrotum; Using a Tanuki's Scrotum for a Bridge by Edo era artist (not read)

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