Watanabe no Tsuna [渡邉綱] about to cut off the arm of the demon Ibaraki at Rashomon Gate

Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川春章) (artist 1726 – 1792)

Watanabe no Tsuna [渡邉綱] about to cut off the arm of the demon Ibaraki at Rashomon Gate

Print


1780s
4.5 in x 26 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Unsigned

There is a curious element to this print. The sign board has the characters 金札 (kinsatsu) on it. 札 can be translated as 'placard'. However, there are two copies of vertical diptychs by Yoshitoshi in Lyon Collection, #s 1351 and 1380, which show the same sign board, but with different characters on them - 禁札.

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Formerly attributed to Koryūsai and Kiyomasu.

Illustrated in Pins on page 221, image number 555.
Yūrei-zu (幽霊図 - ghosts demons monsters and spirits) (genre)
Kakemono-e - 掛物絵 (genre)
Watanabe no Tsuna (渡邉綱) (role)