Yoshitsuya snake triptych

Yoshitsuya

Battle between bear and snake
triptych

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Japanese Print Description

YOSHITSUYA  (c 1822-66)

Yorimitsu (Raiko) Tries to Capture Hakamadare by Destroying His Magic
(Kijutsu o yabutte Yorimitsu Hakamadare o karamen to su)
Signed:  Ichieisai Yoshitsuya
Publisher:Tsutaya
Dated:  1858

Oban triptych.

Lord Minamoto Yorimitsu, aka Raikô, and three of his top retainers–Urabe Suetake, Hirai Yasumasa, and Watanabe Tsuna–pursue the notorious thief Hakamadare Yasusuke. Hakamadare attempts to evade capture by using magic to create a distracting illusion of a battle between a bear and a giant snake.

 

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