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Fuwa Bansaku and the Monster
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Fuwa Bansaku and the Monster, 1865, 8th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Wakan hyaku monogatari (One Hundred Ghost Stories from China and Japan)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 350 x 227 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 8 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.207
Label Text

Figure in a landscape. There is a male figure in the center of the composition, shown full length. He is wearing a blue kimono with a dark blue piece of fabric with blue and yellow flowers around the waist. He has platform sandals on his feet. He has two swords at his waist. He has orange on the swords and the edge of his sleeves. There is light blue and orange around his neck. He holds a large brown and light yellow umbrella in his right hand. There is a large black monster on top of the umbrella looking at him. The monster has four legs and a big head with big eyes. There is green foliage in the foreground and a beige column on the right side. There are red rectangles and a white square along the right side with text in them.