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"Yasu the Bat" (Komoriyasu) Meets Otomi

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
"Yasu the Bat" (Komoriyasu) Meets Otomi, 1885
Ink on paper
14 1/16 x 18 5/8 in. (35.72 x 47.31 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Jean Marshall Cates '37
Accession Number: 2013.20.2

When Yosaburo had an affair with the geisha Otomi, he was caught by her criminal friend and mutilated. Here, he stands at the right, before the house of Otomi. A scarf hides his scars. Yasu, another villain, has a bat-shaped tattoo on his face. They are plotting.

Jan van Reek:

ink on paper

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