Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Yoshitoshi
Title Kobayakawa Takakage debating with a tengu on Mt. Hiko
Series 36 Ghosts
Date 1892
Publisher Sasaki Toyokichi
Format Oban (9 3/4" X 14 1/4")
Comment First edition
Some embossing and burnishing; backed
In this design, Yoshitoshi portrays the tengu as a yamabushi (mountain priest) who has appeared suddenly out of the mists – the swaths of gray that are obscuring the fearless general Kobayakawa and his frightened troops.
Price $1250.
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