Kuniyoshi: Happy Feast at the Ôe Mountain (Ôeyama fukuju shusei)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Happy Feast at the Ôe Mountain (Ôeyama fukuju shusei)
Raiko and his retainers entertain the Shuten-doji and his demons with sake and dancing in order to get him drunk enough to decapitate later. At the palace of Mt. Ôe Shuten dôji is feasting with the brave warriors , shitenô, of Lord Minamoto-no-Yorimitsu: Sakada Kintoki, Usui Tadamitsu, Hirai Yasumasa, Urabe Suetake, depicted on the left sheet, and Watanabe-no- tsuna on the center sheet. Lord Yorimitsu sits with his closed fan on his lap and has diagonal stern eye contact with dôji. They are surrounded by the demons of dôshi . Eventually Shuten dôji and evil devils were defeated by the four warriors of Lord Yorimitsu. Rare.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Kiya Sojiro
Literature: See British Museum and MFA website for their copy. Robinson T305.
Seal: censor’s seals: muramatsu & fuku
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga