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Zato Quarreling by Tsukimaro (active circa 1800s - 1820s)

Original Tsukimaro (active circa 1800s - 1820s) Japanese Woodblock Print
Zato Quarreling

Comments - Unusual scene of two zato or blind men quarreling. The pair has resorted to fighting, one fellow grabbing the other by the neck as he raises a sandal above his head to strike him. In Edo era Japan, zato were originally blind minstrels who played the biwa or lute, although the term later encompassed blind masseurs and blind acupuncturists. A strange design from a series depicting blind men involved in fights. Tsukimaro was a student of the great Edo era artist Utamaro.

Artist - Tsukimaro (active circa 1800s - 1820s)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Condition - Good detail. A few small repairs.

Zato Quarreling by Tsukimaro (active circa 1800s - 1820s)
Zato Quarreling by Tsukimaro (active circa 1800s - 1820s)