Eastern Brocades: No. 14 Divine Prince Ugayafuki Aezu, 10/20/1886
Ink on Paper
13 in. x 8 13/16 in. (330.2 mm x 223.84 mm)
Back to back print with 93.6.40. No. 14.
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu” with red toshidama seal
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.
Princess Toyotama, daughter of the Dragon King of the Sea, gives birth to the Divine Prince Ugayafuki Aezu, by turning from her human form into a dragon.
Inset: His father Hiko hoho demi no mikoto riding a fish into the sea.
For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.
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