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Yoshitsuya Ichieisai, The Red Dragon, c. 1860. Japan.. 9.25” by 14.5”. The print depicts sumo wrestler Ryuo-Maru opposing a dragon

Yoshitsuya Ichieisai, The Red Dragon, c. by The print depicts sumo wrestler Ryuo-Maru opposing a dragon

Look bitch, you knew I was a snake.

japaneseaesthetics: “ Ukiyo-e woodblock print of The Giant Ogre Shutendoji at Mount Oeyama, circa Japan, by artist Utagawa Yoshitsuya ”

Kido Maru learning magic from the tengu, seated cross legged on the head of a giant python, his hands clasped and two pine sprigs (aomatsuba) in his mouth. A dirk has been driven into the python’s head, round which smaller snakes are writhing. Four tengu watch from below.    Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川国芳

Kido Maru learning magic from the tengu, seated cross legged on the head of a…

Taira no Koremochi fighting a demon, from the series “Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan”, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

fromthefloatingworld: “ Taira no Koremochi fighting a demon, from the series “Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan”, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ”

UEMURA Shoen (1875-1949), Japan「紫式部図」上村松園

UEMURA Shoen Japan「紫式部図」上村松園 Actually, the first modern novel was written 600 years earlier—by a woman. It’s The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese lady known as Murasaki Shikibu.

A Man Slaying a Monster Carp with a Sword  Totoya Hokkei  (Japanese, 1780–1850)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: ca. 1830 Culture: Japan Medium: Diptych of woodblock prints (surimono); ink and color on paper

A Man Slaying a Monster Carp with a Sword Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: ca. 1830 Culture: Japan Medium: Diptych of woodblock prints (surimono); ink and color on paper Dimensions: 8 x 14 in.

japaneseaesthetics:  Chromolithograph of “Tiger From Life” from a painting by Kiuho Toyei (19th century, Japan)

Tiger paintings from Japan re always interesting.Most painters only had skins as models japaneseaesthetics: Chromolithograph of “Tiger From Life” from a painting by Kiuho Toyei century, Japan)

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