Yoshitoshi: Watanabe Genji Tsuna

Yoshitoshi: Watanabe Genji Tsuna (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Watanabe Genji Tsuna
Series: One Hundred Ghost Stories of China and Japan (Wakan hyaku Monogatari)
Date: 1865

Watanabe no Tsune approaches Rashomon gate on horseback during a heavy downpour. He carries a sign which says “Kinsei” (prohibited) to erect by the great gate. Later he indeed encounters the demon Ibaraki and proceeds to cut off her arm, a story which Yoshitoshi illustrates in many different designs. Stevenson considers the printing of the rain in this print “a tour de force”.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Margins with some soiling.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Daikin
Literature: Illustrated in Stevenson’s “Yoshitoshi’s Strange Tales”, figure 6, page 40.
Signature: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga