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Gamo Sadahide's Servant, Toki Motosada, Hurling a Demon King to the Ground at Mount Inahana, from the series "New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts (Shinkei sanjuroku kaisen)"

A work made of color woodblock print.
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Date:

1890

Artist:

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Japanese, 1839–1892

About this artwork

A samurai in a blue robe and full armor battles a large demon with red skin whom he has managed to pin to the ground, while a smiling Buddha statue looks on with approval. This print apparently illustrates an obscure legend, according to which the warrior had previously learned of strange happenings at a temple in Kai Province, where he had set up camp for the night. When he went to investigate, he encountered a group of spirits and goblins, the largest of which was in the form of a temple guardian, or niō. Once the large creature was defeated, the other apparitions, including dancing skeletons and moths, disappeared.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Title

Gamo Sadahide's Servant, Toki Motosada, Hurling a Demon King to the Ground at Mount Inahana, from the series "New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts (Shinkei sanjuroku kaisen)"

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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1890

Medium

Color woodblock print

Credit Line

Bruce Goff Archive, gift of Shin'enkan, Inc.

Reference Number

1990.607.186

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