Arts and Designs of Japan
June Selection June 2017

Artist Yoshitoshi
Title Raiko and his four companions conquer the demon of Oe Mountain
Date 10/1864
Publisher Kiya Sojiro
Format Oban triptych (30 1/8" X 14 3/8")
Comment Burnishing on the black armor, oxidized orange pigment. Excellent color and condition, very full size
The warriors are (from left to right) Sakata Kintoki, Usui Sadamichi, Minamoto Yorimitsu (Raiko), Urabe Suetake and Watanabe Tsuna. This is one of the most dramatic depictions of this famous scene. Very, very, very rare!
Price $5500.
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