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Bokuteno Riō and Botsusharan Bokkō in Combat
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Bokuteno Riō and Botsusharan Bokkō in Combat, circa 1827–1830, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori (The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden, One by One)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 387.4 x 260.4 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.073

Bokuteno Riō and Botsusharan Bokkō fighting. Botsusharan Bokkō in front with his back to the viewer, dressed in green-gray. His upper body is tattooed with blue and red. He is wearing a red and yellow hat and pulling a sword from scabbard. Bokuteno Riō is facing the viewer. He has a very hairy head, yellow cape, and is holding a red mace with chained weight up above his head. Bottom ground yellow and the background is black. Karazuri (blind printing) on Bokuteno Riō. Cartouche at upper left corners describes events leading to battle.