Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Kimmoken Dankeiju (Duan Jingzhu)"
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Kimmoken Dankeiju (Duan Jingzhu) observes a gang of horse thieves fleeing. A torch is seen at his feet and the detailing of his body tattoos are exceptional.
Series: 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (Water Margin)
Size: Oban (approx. 10" x 14")
Publisher: Kagaya Kichiemon
Condition: Excellent condition and color, light wear on edge
Frame Shown: 16" x 24", Classic Wood, Ebony
Utagawa Kuniyoshi's (1798-1861) woodblock print series, “108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden," is one the artist's most famous and striking series of works. Many prints from this series have become exceptionally rare. Based on one of China's greatest classical novels written in the 14th century, the story centers on a group of 108 outlaws gathered within Liangshan Marsh whose heroic tales of bravery and service made them historical folk heroes in both China and Japan.