Yoshitoshi: Emperor Chôgai and Ghosts

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Emperor Chôgai and Ghosts
Series: Essays by Yoshitoshi (Ikkai zuihitsu)
Date: 1872

Takuto Tenno Chogai. Emperor Chôgai and the god (spirit) of Takutô pagoda. We see a Chinese emperor lifting a stone monument and seeing a host of creepy spirits emerge. There is a large spirit with a face on his abdomen, a brown spirit with a snake swirling by his shoulders, a green oni grouching behind the stone, a blue demon behind the top of the stone and a white demon with claws for ears to the right of the crowd. They are perhaps being released after being trapped by the stone and its blessings. A scarce design.

Condition: Very good impression and color; good condition. Some toning and damage to margins and minor center fold. 
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Masadaya
Literature: See Beauty & Violence, series 23.4. Keyes number 280.14. Shown on Japan Times website for the “Specters by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi” exhibit at the Ota Memorial Museum of Art, July 2017.
Signature: Ikkeisai Yoshitoshi fude


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