The Demon of Rashomon Retrieves Her Arm
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The Demon of Rashomon Retrieves Her Arm, 1885
Ink on Paper
13 7/8 in. x 18 1/2 in. (352.43 mm x 469.9 mm)
Ibaraki retreives her arm, from "Yoshitoshi's sketches": Ibaraki, the demon of Roshomon in Kyoto, attacked Watanabe No Tsuna, who cut off her arm and had it placed in a box. Tsuna's aunt appeared, looked into the box, and snatched away the arm while turning into the demon. Yoshitoshi depicts that moment of transformation.
On mat, in pencil: Marer 410. Description on verso of mat. Signed: Yoshitoshi ga. Artist's seal: Yoshitoshi no in.
Colored ink woodblock on paper; diptych (2 panels fused together).
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of an old man looking into a box, with horror, and a samurai. Diptych.
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