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Susanoo no mikoto preparing to slay an eight-headed dragon
  • Keisai Eisen
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Susanoo no mikoto preparing to slay an eight-headed dragon, 1832, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Sugawararen niban (Diptych for the Sugawara Circle)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 207 x 174 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 81 1/2 x 68 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1624
Label Text

Color print depicting a man holding a sword in his proper right hand. A dragon's head is visible in the top right corner of the print, and there are three golden bowls on the ground in front of the man. He is wearing a colorful robe and orange and black boots. There is a green rectangle filled with calligraphy in the top left corner of the print. Poems by Shakuyakutei and Oborozukian Umekage.