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)
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.
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.
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