||Minamoto Yorimasa (1106-1180) killing the nue with Choshichisho and Ii no Hayata Tadatsuku|
||Oban triptych (30 1/8" X 14 3/4")|
||Excellent color and impression; centerfolds|
The nue was a mythical beast with the head of a monkey, the claws of a tiger, the back of a badger, and a snake for a tail. This creature was thought to be the cause of a grave illness of Emperor Konoe as it had been seen on the roof of the palace.