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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Raiko and the Earth Spider, 1886
Ink on Paper
13 15/16 in. x 18 1/2 in. (354.01 mm x 469.9 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.76

Alternate Title: Yoshitoshi manga: Sakata Kintoki and Tsuchigumo
Full Title: Yoshitoshi's Cartoons: Raiko and the Earth Spider

Kintoki and the spider woman, from "Yoshitoshi's sketches":  The 10th century warrior Sakata Kintoki was tomented by demons of a woman who spun webs to ensnare him.  The story later became the basis of the Noh play "Tsuchigumo", the "Monter Spider."

On mat, in pencil: Marer 456. Signed: Yoshitoshi ga. Artist's seal: Yoshitoshi no in. Carver: Enkatsu to.

Colored ink woodblock on paper; diptych (two panels are taped together on verso).

Object Description
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with a sketch of two actors, Sakata Kintoki and Tsuchigumo.

Kobayashi Tetsujiro.

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