UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797–1861)
UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797–1861)
UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797–1861)
UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797–1861)
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UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797–1861)

Nitta no Shiro Tadatsune and the White Dragon Ghost

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UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797–1861)
Nitta no Shiro Tadatsune and the White Dragon Ghost
Woodblock prints, left and middle sheets signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga, right sheet signed Chooro Kuniyoshi ga, publiched by Tsujiya Yasubei, circa 1844
Vertical oban triptych: 14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (37.1 x 25.1 cm.) each approx.
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Nitta no Shiro Tadatsune was sent by the Emperor to eliminate the monsters hiding in Mount Fuji. This print depicts him having bravely advanced into a cave within the slope of the mountain, where he encounters the goddess and her dragon. Unlike his retainers (who have dramatically been overcome and collapsed on the right), Tadatsune is not afraid, standing defiantly on rocks whilst drawing his sword ready to defend himself, and the goddess praises him for his bravery.

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