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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
The Spirit of Tengu Helping Tamiya Botaro Munechika Avenge his Father's Death, c. 1893-1895
Ink on Paper
13 1/16 in. x 8 7/8 in. (331.79 mm x 225.43 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.69


Full Title: Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan: The Spirit of Tengu Helping Tamiya Botaro Munechika Avenge his Father's Death

Commentary
Same image as 93.6.21. Tengu are forest creatures with long noses who can fly and fight fiercely.  Sometimes these creatures teach martial arts to the worthy, as here Tamiya Botaro Munechika is being taught how to avenge his father's murder.

Marks
On mat, in pencil: Marer 342. Japanese text printed in the top area of the image. Artist's seal: Yoshitoshi. Description on verso of mat. Signed: Yoshitoshi.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper.

Object Description
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of an old, bearded man floating above a young man in white with a sword. Tengu are forest creatures with long noses who can fly and fight fiercely.  Sometimes these creatures teach martial arts to the worthy, as here Tamiya Botaro Munechika is being taught how to avenge his father's murder.

Publisher
Matsuki Heikichi.

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