Kuragano: Jiraiya, 1852

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Kuragano: Jiraiya, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kuragano: Jiraiya, 1852

Series; The Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido Road, 1852 - 1853

Kuragano: Jiraiya, 1852 - Handsome portrait of the young thief and magician Jiraiya sitting on a folding stool beneath a pine tree with two followers. They are gathered around a roaring fire as evening falls. Jiraiya wears a black coat over a black kimono tucked into brocade hakama pants featuring dragon motifs, his long hair pulled back into a ponytail. A popular folk hero, Jiraiya practiced toad magic and could turn himself into a toad. The inset at upper left takes the shape of a toad, showing travelers on a rocky road near Kuragano. Nicely detailed with an attractive natural setting. Includes burnishing in the black coat and kimono.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14" x 9 5/8" + left margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two losses at edges, small thinning spot, repaired. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Kuragano: Jiraiya, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Kuragano: Jiraiya, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)