Arts and Designs of Japan
February Selection February 2019

Artist Yoshifusa
Title Unryo Kuro (Kuro the Cloud Dragon), Vol. 10
Man holding a gun, woman with a Western style umbrella
Date c. 1860
Publisher Kinshodo
Format Book covers (each 4 1/2" X 7")
Comment Embossed cloud design throughout the background; some surface dirt
Unryu Kuro was a legendary sorcerer/ninja who was able to conjure dragons. In this version, he wears some Western clothing and carries a gun. The woman carries a Western style umbrella and is wearing a kimono with a black ship design. Her obi has some writing in English - United sai (probably United States) - and has a design of a hot air balloon.
Price $100.
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