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TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI (1839-1892)
TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI (1839-1892)

Cho Jun, the White Stripe in the Waves, Wrestling in the River with Ri Ki, the Black Whirlwind (Ronhakucho Chojun kokusempu Riki kochu ni tatakau no zu)

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TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI (1839-1892)
Cho Jun, the White Stripe in the Waves, Wrestling in the River with Ri Ki, the Black Whirlwind (Ronhakucho Chojun kokusempu Riki kochu ni tatakau no zu)
Woodblock print, signed Oju Yoshitoshi hitsu
Artist's seal: Taiso
Published by Matsui Eikichi, 1887
Vertical oban diptych: 38 x 26 cm. (15 x 10 ¼ in.)
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This dynamic vertical diptych shows Rorihakucho Chojun (a strong swimmer) wrestling underwater with the famous warrior Kokusenpu ('Black Whirlwind') Riki, who was known to be a weak swimmer.
This is the first edition without the publisher or date. The second publishing includes these details and the print was then later re-published by a different publisher (Hasegawa Tsunejiro) later in 1887.

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