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Night Parade of 100 Demons (frog triptych)
  • Utagawa Yoshiiku
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Night Parade of 100 Demons (frog triptych), 1893, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: each 350 x 235 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Museum purchase: Deaccession funds
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0115
Label Text

Triptych uses an unusual juxtaposition of strong colors and gray ink tones to depict the confrontation of Princess Takiyasha (on right) and Mitsukuni (on left) - both depicted in bold colors. Eerie frogs and eight ghosts in background are shown in various shades of gray.