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  • Title: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts, Hidesato
  • Description: Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)
    Title: 18. Fujiwara no Hidesato Shooting the Centipede at the Dragon King's Palace
    Series: New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts
    Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
    Date: 1892
    Dimensions: 23.9 x 35.5 cm
    Condition: Some brown stains on the lower centre and upper left corner. Glue stains on the back from the previous mounting. Slightly trimmed.

    A proven warrior during Taira no Masakdo's insurgency in the tenth century, Fujiwara no Hidesato has been called upon by the Dragon King in order to vanquish a giant centipede terrorising the underwater kingdom. Alerted of the monstrous insect's presence, the archer rushes to the palace balcony and prepares his bow. With the first shot unable to penetrate the centipede's body, he aims again. Once more the arrow merely bounces off its skeletal body. Propelled by its myriad legs, the grotesque arthropod crawls closer towards the palace. Unperturbed, Hidesato spits on his third arrowhead and prays. His holy words said and done, he aims and fires. Finally paralysing the nightmarish creature, he proceeds to hack it down, finishing it off once and for all. The Dragon Palace is saved and for his bravery, Hidesato is rewarded greatly with magical gifts bestowed by the Dragon Princess. Of one of these gifts is a bag of never-ending rice, earning him the nickname Tawara T?da (My Lord Bag of Rice). Rather than focus on the terror of the centipede, Yoshitoshi's focuses on the dignified concentration of the archer readying his bow. The Dragon Princess takes cover behind him, with the marine palace structure emerging from the waves visualising the magical setting.; Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)
    Title: 18. Fujiwara no Hidesato Shooting the Centipede at the Dragon King's Palace
    Series: New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts
    Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
    Date: 1892
    Dimensions: 23.9 x 35.5 cm
    Condition: Some brown stains on the lower centre and upper left corner. Glue stains on the back from the previous mounting. Slightly trimmed.

    A proven warrior during Taira no Masakdo's insurgency in the tenth century, Fujiwara no Hidesato has been called upon by the Dragon King in order to vanquish a giant centipede terrorising the underwater kingdom. Alerted of the monstrous insect's presence, the archer rushes to the palace balcony and prepares his bow. With the first shot unable to penetrate the centipede's body, he aims again. Once more the arrow merely bounces off its skeletal body. Propelled by its myriad legs, the grotesque arthropod crawls closer towards the palace. Unperturbed, Hidesato spits on his third arrowhead and prays. His holy words said and done, he aims and fires. Finally paralysing the nightmarish creature, he proceeds to hack it down, finishing it off once and for all. The Dragon Palace is saved and for his bravery, Hidesato is rewarded greatly with magical gifts bestowed by the Dragon Princess. Of one of these gifts is a bag of never-ending rice, earning him the nickname Tawara T?da (My Lord Bag of Rice). Rather than focus on the terror of the centipede, Yoshitoshi's focuses on the dignified concentration of the archer readying his bow. The Dragon Princess takes cover behind him, with the marine palace structure emerging from the waves visualising the magical setting.
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    Artist Name

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka

    Title

    18. Fujiwara no Hidesato Shooting the Centipede at the Dragon King's Palace

    Subject

    Samurai & Male, Male & Female, Spirits & Religion

    Dimensions

    23.9 x 35.5 cm

    Condition Report

    Some brown stains on the lower centre and upper left corner. Glue stains on the back from the previous mounting. Slightly trimmed.

    Series

    New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts

    Reserve: $980.00

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    Title: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, New Forms of Thirty-six

    Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Jun 02, 2020
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