Two Heroes from Suikoden, 1907
Ink on Paper
20 in. x 14 13/16 in. (50.8 cm x 37.59 cm)
Colored ink on paper; lithography.
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).
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