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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Gyōja Bushō, the hairy priest (the tiger butcher)
Woodblock print
Paper size:
10" x 14 3/4"
Date: c. 1830
Condition: Very good condition, some trimming, slight damage upper left

#8216   $2700

From the series of 74 prints illustrating figures from the Suikoden (The Water Margin), a Japanese adaptation of the 14th century Chinese novel, the Shihu zhuan. This print shows Bushō killing a man-eating tiger with his bare hands.

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