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Omori Hikoshichi Encountering a Demon

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Item code : DUR004

Artist Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Subject Spirits & Religion
Series Selected New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts
Publisher Sasaki Toyokichi
Format Oban (Vertical)
Size 25.2 X 36.8cm
Date Late 19th C.

Description

Published: 1889

Omori Hikoshichi was an officer in the army of Ashikaga Takauji. Shortly after Ashikaga’s victory at the battle of Minatogawa in 1336, Omori met a beautiful woman who asked to be carried across a stream. He noticed from the shadow thrown on the water by the light of the moon behind them that the woman had a demon’s horns. He immediately drew his sword and killed her. 

In this print the woman’s kimono has a beautiful embossed pattern.

(Based on 'Yoshitoshi's Thirty-Six Ghosts' by John Stevenson)



Condition

Condition : Excellent       Impression : Excellent

Glue residue from previous backing. Colour change due to age seen in the red cloth. Several pinholes within the print. Paper worn on right hand side.