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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Kaoshō Rochishin, the tattooed priest
Woodblock print
Paper size:
9 3/4" x 14 1/4"
Date: c. 1830
Condition: Laid down in Japanese album, very good condition, trimmed edges

#8217   $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 the robber/monk Rochishin cutting a pine tree in two in one fell swoop.

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