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Happy New Year II
  • Inui Tai
    born 1929
    born: Hyogo, Japan
  • Happy New Year II, 1980s, Showa period (1926–1989)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 241 x 330 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/2 x 13 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 320 x 382 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 15 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Bachmann Eckenstein Art & Antiques
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0159

A black-and-white woodcut print on rice paper. 2 large Oni figures in demon masks drive away evil by dancing the Oni-dori (dance) at Engyoji temple (January, 18th); the one on the left holds a torch, the one on the right holds a sword. The dancers are surrounded by Buddhist monks and onlookers. On the left edge of the print is a vase holding lotus flowers set on a high side table.