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Kyosai - Kyosai's Gadan

Kyosai - Kyosai's Gadan

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This is an original woodblock from Kawanabe Kyosai's autobiographical treatise of painting and drawing, Kyosai Gaden (Kyosai's Account of Painting) published in 1887 by Iwamoto Shun. This is a page from this famous book, printed on very thin mulberry paper. I believe this depicts Emma-ō, the overlord of hell (Jigoku). He judges the souls of men, while his sister judges the souls of women. This may be his sister or the "hell courtesan". 

Note that the frame is not included. You can find these acrylic frames on Amazon.

Condition: Please look at the print closely since it has some insect damage (Japanese Deathwatch Beetle) that has been restored somewhat with Edo era paper and archival tape. The print is not backed. Due to the thin paper, I suggest putting the page on a white background in order to show the print the best (as pictured here). 

Size: 6.5" x 9"

Date: 1887

Publisher: Iwamoto Shun

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