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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
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)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.41

Alternate Title: Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe: Ugayafuki Aezu no Mikoto

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.

Object Description
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.

Kobayashi Testujiro

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