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Ukie minamoto no raikō tsuchigumo henge taiji no zu

Ukie minamoto no raikō tsuchigumo henge taiji no zu Print shows a house haunted by a large demon, a large spider, and many inanimate objects which have now come to life to disrupt a game of go betwe ... show more

Ukie minamoto no raikō tsuchigumo henge taiji no zu
1 print : woodcut, color ; 24.8 x 33.3 cm.
Print shows a house haunted by a large demon, a large spider, and many inanimate objects which have now come to life to disrupt a game of go between Minamoto (Raikō) Yorimitsu and another warrior.
  • Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06.
  • Format: horizontal Oban Nishikie.
  • Forms part of: R. Leicester Harmsworth collection.
  • Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).
  • Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915
  • Minamoto, Yorimitsu,--948?-1021.
  • Haunted houses--Japan--1770-1780.
  • Spiders--Japan--1770-1780.
  • Demons--Japan--1770-1780.
  • Warriors--Japan--1770-1780.
  • Board games--Japan--1770-1780.
  • Ukiyo-e--Japanese--Color--1770-1780.
  • Woodcuts--Japanese--Color--1770-1780.
Utagawa, Toyoharu, 1735-1814, artist
Perspective picture of Minamoto Raikō battling the giant spider and its demons.

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