Yoshitoshi: Oniwaka Observing the Great Carp in the Pool
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Oniwaka Observing the Great Carp in the Pool
Series: “Thirty-Six Ghosts” (Shinkei sanjurokkaisen)
Oniwaka (the young Benkei) with his knife drawn behind him and mind filled with revenge, intently stalks the monster carp that devoured his mother. Yoshitoshi has reached full maturity as an artist with this series, and captivates his audience using suspense rather than the outright bloodshed of his earlier series.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Untrimmed and unbacked.
Dimensions: ôban 36.6 x 25 cm
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See “Beauty & Violence”, page 89, number 65.8. See also Stevenson, page 32, plate VII.