Kunimasa II: The loyal retainers at Mt. OeKunimasa II: The loyal retainers at Mt. Oe
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Kunimasa II: The loyal retainers at Mt. OeKunimasa II: The loyal retainers at Mt. Oe
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Kunimasa II: The loyal retainers at Mt. OeKunimasa II: The loyal retainers at Mt. Oe
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Utagawa Kunimasa II (1792-1857)

Minamoto no Yorimitsu (also known as Raikô) defeats the mighty demon Shuten-dôji at Mt. Oe. Yorimitsu’s loyal retainers, Watanabe no Tsuna, Hirai Yasumasa (middle), Sakata no Kintoki (aka Kintarô, right), Usui Sadamitsu and Urabe no Suetake (left) are fighting against Shuten-dôji’s Oni demon troops. Help comes also from the heavenly deity of the Sumiyoshi shrine who sends out rays against the monster.

Title: 四天王大江山入之圖 (Shitennô Oeyama-iri no zu – The loyal retainers at Mt. Oe)

Signature: Ichijusai Kunimasa ga

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Edo

Censors: Fuku, Muramatsu

Date: 1849-51

Size: Oban triptych, 36,3 x 74,8 cm (totaled)

Very nice impression, good colours. Printed with metal pigments (oxidized). Only slightly trimmed, retains old backing. Very nice condition of this rare triptych.

Cf. U426_nichibunken_0231/YR/5/Ut – 004582938

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