Kuniyoshi: Mongaku beneath a waterfall
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Mongaku beneath a waterfall
Series: “Six Conditions of Nature, Kuniyoshi’s Pride” (Rokuyôsei kuniyoshi jiman)
Date: 1860, 10th Month
“Senbu” (Not a Very Lucky Day). The pries Mongaku doing penance under the frigid Nachi waterfall for his crime of killing his crush, Kesa Gozen. The attendants Seitaka and Kongara, attendants of Fudô Myô-ô, offer their spiritual assistance from top right.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: “Heroes & Ghosts”, figure 104, page 113. Robinson (1982) figure S93.4.
Seal: Censor’s seal: Monkey year, 10th month
Signature: Chô-ô-rô Kuniyoshi ga