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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
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)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.80


Full Title: Yoshitoshi's Cartoons: The Demon of Rashomon Retrieves Her Arm

Commentary
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.

Marks
On mat, in pencil: Marer 410. Description on verso of mat. Signed: Yoshitoshi ga. Artist's seal: Yoshitoshi no in.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper; diptych (2 panels fused together).

Object Description
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of an old man looking into a box, with horror, and a samurai. Diptych.

Publisher
Kobayashi Tetsujiro.

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