Kuniyoshi: Yamauba and Matsui Tamajirô

Kuniyoshi: Yamauba and Matsui Tamajirô (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Yamauba and Matsui Tamajirô
Series: Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road
Date: 6/1852

We see the famous swordsman Tomijirô eyeing two snakes as they cross a river, which relates to a story of him observing many snakes swimming across a river at once. Behind him Kuniyoshi has placed Yamauba, the wild mountain woman and mother of the child superhero Kintarô. She has wild hair and wears a leafy cloak and seems to be directing a wild monkey, who is perhaps one of her child’s playmates.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Tsujiokaya Bunsuke
Literature: See Sarah Thompson’s “The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô”, figure 17, page 50.
Seal: kiri
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga