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Utagawa Yoshitaki, Japanese, (1841–1899)
Spirit of the Earth Spider, c. 1870s
Ink and colors on paper
10 x 20 13/16 in. (25 x 53 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2016.1.2

Alternate Title: Shiranui Monogatari

Scene from the Kabuki play, "Shiranui Monogatari." Kabuki actors: Ichikawa Udanji (left) holds an umbrella; Princess Wakaba (middle: Ichikawa Udanji playing double roles); and the spirit of Earth Spider (Jitsukawa Yaozo).

The work is signed, "Yoshitaki".

ink and colors on paper

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