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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Eastern Brocades: No. 27 Minamoto no Raiko, 10/20/1886
Ink on Paper
13 in. x 8 7/8 in. (33.02 cm x 22.54 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.116

Alternate Title: Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe: Minamoto no Raiko

No. 27. Back to back print with 93.6.115.

Japanese text printed in the upper right area of image. Title on mat, in pencil. Seal: Toshidama.

Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
The famous warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948-1021), also known as Raiko, was devoted to the goddess Benzaiten, who appeared to him in a dream and gave him a special bow and arrow to help him in the way of the martial arts.

Inset: Warrior with a bull skin.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Kobayashi Testujiro

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