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  • Title: Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Kusatsu, 53 Parallels for the Tokaido Road
  • Description: Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa(1798 - 1861)
    Title: 53. Kusatsu. Tawara Toda and the Dragon Woman (Ryujo)
    Series: Fifty-three Parallels for the Tokaido Road
    Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke
    Date: c. 1845
    Condition: Binding holes on the right. Worn corners. Soiling throughout.
    Size: 24.8 x 36.5 cm

    The series 'Fifty-three Parallels for the Tokaido Road' became famous for its striking designs and stories illustrated, but also because of the collaboration between publishers and three important artists of the day. Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861) produced thirty-one prints for the series, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) nineteen and Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1864) the remaining eight, adding up to more than the 'fifty-three' prints implied in the title. Each print has a cartouche at the top with explanatory text on the stories drawn from folklore and history associated with the post-stations of Tokaido.

    In this print, Fujiwara no Hidesato on the shore of Lake Biwa with a bow, watches the Dragon Princess rising from the water. She beseeches him to kill a monstrous centipede wrecking havoc in the underwater kingdom. The Dragon Palace is saved and for his bravery, Hidesato is rewarded greatly with magical gifts bestowed by the Dragon Princess. One of these gifts is a bag of never-ending rice, earning him the nickname Tawara Toda (My Lord Bag of Rice).; Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa(1798 - 1861)
    Title: 53. Kusatsu. Tawara Toda and the Dragon Woman (Ryujo)
    Series: Fifty-three Parallels for the Tokaido Road
    Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke
    Date: c. 1845
    Condition: Binding holes on the right. Worn corners. Soiling throughout.
    Size: 24.8 x 36.5 cm

    The series 'Fifty-three Parallels for the Tokaido Road' became famous for its striking designs and stories illustrated, but also because of the collaboration between publishers and three important artists of the day. Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861) produced thirty-one prints for the series, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) nineteen and Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1864) the remaining eight, adding up to more than the 'fifty-three' prints implied in the title. Each print has a cartouche at the top with explanatory text on the stories drawn from folklore and history associated with the post-stations of Tokaido.

    In this print, Fujiwara no Hidesato on the shore of Lake Biwa with a bow, watches the Dragon Princess rising from the water. She beseeches him to kill a monstrous centipede wrecking havoc in the underwater kingdom. The Dragon Palace is saved and for his bravery, Hidesato is rewarded greatly with magical gifts bestowed by the Dragon Princess. One of these gifts is a bag of never-ending rice, earning him the nickname Tawara Toda (My Lord Bag of Rice).
  • Details:More Information

    Artist Name

    Kuniyoshi Utagawa

    Subject

    Samurai & Male, Male & Female, Spirits & Religion

    Dimensions

    24.8 x 36.5 cm

    Series

    Fifty-Three Parallels of the Tokaido

    Publisher

    Ebiya Rinnosuke

    Reserve: $450.00

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