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Soldiers and Warriors

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Two Heroes from Suikoden, 1907
Ink on Paper
20 in. x 14 13/16 in. (50.8 cm x 37.59 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Lithography
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2006.1.17


Edition
Excellent impression and colors.

Marks
Unsigned.

Medium
Colored ink on paper; lithography.

Object Description
A decorative print for advertisement or public notice pamphlet (hikifuda). The specific advertisement can be inserted on the large empty area of the design. On this advertisement by dyer Yuizawa Motozo, the two tatooed heroes, Kyumonryu (on the right: so nicknamed because of the nine dragon tatooes) fights against Rochishin (on the left: famous for his Herculean strength and the flower patterned tatoo) in the popular Chinese action story, Suikoden (Shuihu zhuan).

Publisher
Hirasawa shouten.

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