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Tamatori and the Dragon King

Size: 40.0cm by 26.5cm (15.75 in by 10.43 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 15,000$ 110.00£ 88.50€ 100.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: The anecdote of "Ama no Tama-tori (The Woman Diver who gets the Ball [from the Dragons])", in which a woman diver goes to the dragon's palace to retrieve a treasure ball that was stolen by the dragon god, is depicted in various printings, but this work by Kuniyoshi is the most famous. As nicknamed "Kuniyoshi of Musha-e (Ukiyo-e prints of warriors)", he depicted this painting which is filled with dynamic motions of escaping ama and chasing dragon, using the unique vertical composition of the waves.

This particular print is a post-war reproduction by Yamada Shoin. Printer: Maruyama / Carver: Ito (This is Mr. Susumu Ito, who deeply influenced Dave. The YouTube video featuring Ito-san became one of the most viewed on his channel ...)

There are foxing spots on the margins.

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