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Item 74773 - Mountain Woman Yamauba and Kintaro
Meiji - B copy surimono. A very rare diptych titled "Yama mata Yama(Mountain after Mountain). Left Sheet: The legendary mountain woman, Yamauba. She is wearing a robe made of leaves and is sitting next to the huge ax, which was used by her adopted son Kintaro. She is watching a match between "tengu" (half human half bird monster) and a rooster. Right Sheet: Kintaro is holding a round referee fan and supervising the match.
The Poems: (Right Sheet) " As the spring mist withdraws, the referee's fan ends the match and the rooster triumph in a victory song." by Seiyokan Umeyo.
"Ruddy colored in the year's first sunrise on Mt. Ashigara, the man of mist, now too, is bursting with power." by Hokueishi Sutena.
(Left Sheet) "Come spring time, over her garment of leaves, the mountain crone will surely drape a robe sewn from patches of mist-brocade." by Seiyokan Umeyo.
"Noticing in the spring that the limbs of her only child are growing longer. The mountain crone feels moved to laugh for joy." by Sanzuntei Kusami.
Item 74773 - After Hokkei Totoya 1780-1850
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Ramayana1$240yes4/15/2018 9:10:17 PM
Ramayana1$260yes4/22/2018 7:59:48 PM
Loulou$260no4/22/2018 7:59:48 PM
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74773print


Mountain Woman Yamauba and Kintaro


Very rare Diptych Meiji copy Surimono.


Meiji - B copy surimono. A very rare diptych titled "Yama mata Yama(Mountain after Mountain). Left Sheet: The legendary mountain woman, Yamauba. She is wearing a robe made of leaves and is sitting next to the huge ax, which was used by her adopted son Kintaro. She is watching a match between "tengu" (half human half bird monster) and a rooster. Right Sheet: Kintaro is holding a round referee fan and supervising the match.
The Poems: (Right Sheet) " As the spring mist withdraws, the referee's fan ends the match and the rooster triumph in a victory song." by Seiyokan Umeyo.
"Ruddy colored in the year's first sunrise on Mt. Ashigara, the man of mist, now too, is bursting with power." by Hokueishi Sutena.
(Left Sheet) "Come spring time, over her garment of leaves, the mountain crone will surely drape a robe sewn from patches of mist-brocade." by Seiyokan Umeyo.
"Noticing in the spring that the limbs of her only child are growing longer. The mountain crone feels moved to laugh for joy." by Sanzuntei Kusami.

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Artist


Hokkei Totoyacamera_rollbrush


1780-1850


Hokkei was originally a fishmonger. He learned the craft of printmaking as a pupil of Katsushika Hokusai and was considered to be one of his best followers. His work consists of many illustrations and surimono (privately commissioned prints for such occasions like New Year's greetings for friends and relatives).

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Measures & Condition


14.4 inches = 36.6 cm


8.4 inches = 21.3 cm


Good ... Re-carved edition in Meiji period. Carver Edo Fusa. Printer Edo Gen.


Very good ... Brass colored metallic pigment.


Very good ... Light toning. Full size with a wide right margin on the right sheet.

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Hokkei.


Originally ca. 1825.. This diptych was made probably in 1890's.


Woodblock print


Kaku-Surimono


Surimono.

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