Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Shuntei
Title Minamoto Raiko (Yoritmitsu) (944 - 1021) attacked by the severed head of Shutendoji, the demon of Mt. Oe
Date c.1808 - 1809
Publisher Senichi
Format 10 1/8" X 15 3/8"
Comment Minamoto Yorimitsu (Raiko) and his four lieutenants were sent into the mountains to rid the area of demons. Here, the severed head of the leader of the demons, Shutendoji, clamps down on Raiko's helmet. Illustrated in James King's "Japanese Warrior Prints", p. 154
Price $1100.
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