Kinezumi Koboshi Kaiden with Lightning, 1866

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Kinezumi Koboshi Kaiden with Lightning, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kinezumi Koboshi Kaiden with Lightning, 1866

Series; Handsome and Brave Heroes of the Suikoden, 1866 - 1867

Handsome and Brave Heroes of the Suikoden - In 1866, Yoshitoshi began work on a fantastic 50 print series called the "Handsome and Brave Heroes of the Suikoden" (Biyu Suikoden). Instead of depicting the traditional characters from the novel "Suikoden," Yoshitoshi chose to use his own set of heroes from Japanese history and legend for this series. He also incorporated spirits and monsters, resulting in a very unusual and creative twist on the classic Suikoden theme. These bold and lively images feature beautifully colored and detailed figures in striking poses, many with supernatural or magical creatures. Some feature deluxe embellishments such as embossing or burnishing. These early chuban designs by Yoshitoshi are a great choice for a collector interested in this legendary tale. 

Kinezumi Koboshi Kaiden with Lightning, 1866 - Dramatic depiction of the priest Kinezumi Koboshi Kaiden stands atop the wooden staves of a crushed barrel as bolts of orange lightning streak across the night sky. The wind blows his gray monk's robe as he grips his walking staff, watching the flashing sky. A terrific design from this series with a bold composition.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 9 3/8" x 7"

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Small loss at corner, repaired.

Kinezumi Koboshi Kaiden with Lightning, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Kinezumi Koboshi Kaiden with Lightning, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)