Kunisada: The Tiger King (Koômaru) demonstrates his mastery of ninja magic by bringing to life a tiger from a painted scroll.

Utagawa Kunisada

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: The Tiger King (Koômaru) demonstrates his mastery of ninja magic by bringing to life a tiger from a painted scroll.
Series: Competition of the art of ninja done by Toyokuni (Toyokuni kigô kijutsu arasoi)
Date: 1/1864

The tiger king (Koômaru) demonstrates his mastery of ninja magic by bringing to life a tiger from a painted scroll. This series has 36 prints on the art of ninja, the magical power of legendary figures. Koômaru takes a cover of a box of a scroll painting in his right hand and puts two fingers of his left hand in the center of the body, the posture of a ninja performing his spell. He mastered this magic to bring out the painted tiger on the hanging scroll, which now sits obediently behind him.

Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Hirano-ya
Seal: cencor’s: aratame with date the first month of Rat year ( ); carver’s Ota Tashichi
Signature: nanajû hachi sai Toyokuni hitsu (brush of Toyokuni at 78 years old)

SKU: KUS225


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