Escaping a Disastrous Flood, No. 6

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Escaping a Disastrous Flood, No. 6 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Escaping a Disastrous Flood, No. 6

Series; A Broadcast of the Miracles of Kotohira (Kotohira Reigen Koho), 1884
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Escaping a Disastrous Flood, No. 6 - Fantastic illustration of a yamabushi or mountain priest rescuing a drowning man during a disastrous flood. Perched with on the rugged trunk of a pine tree, the priest pulls in a chain to which the man is clinging, drawing it hand over hand as the poor victim gasps for air. Wind and rain slant across the sky, the ocean below a mass churning white foam and waves. An incredible, dramatic design with wonderful detail, including a dusting of mica along the top of the night sky. A text panel above describes the scene, with a red-faced winged tengu peering around the edge at upper left, and a green demon leering up right the right side. A dramatic design from this extremely rare Yoshitoshi series.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - Sheet size 14 3/8" x 9 1/8"

Condition - Nice detail. Tear, small loss at edge, repaired. A few ripples near center.

Escaping a Disastrous Flood, No. 6 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Escaping a Disastrous Flood, No. 6 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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