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A god slays dragon as a man hands toilet paper to a woman
  • Kikuchi Yōsai
    1788–1878
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • A god slays dragon as a man hands toilet paper to a woman, circa 1863–1866, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2024
Description

Color print depicting a small hut with a straw roof in the left side of the print. A hand is reaching over the wall of the hut, while a woman in the right side of the print gives the hand a small piece of paper. There is a man in the top of the print, carrying a long sword and jumping toward a green dragon which is between the man and woman. The woman holding the paper is pinching her nose. There is a yellow square in the top left corner of the print, filled with calligraphy.