Tsukioka Yoshitoshi


One Hundred Tales of China and Japan: Toki Daishiro
(Wakan hyakumonogatari: Toki Daishiro)

signed Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga, with publisher's seal Tsukiji Daikin (Daikokuya Kinnosuke), and combined censor and date seal Ushi-ni, aratame (year of the ox [1865], 2nd lunar month, examined)

oban tate-e 14 3/8 by 9 5/8 in., 36.5 by 24.5 cm

Featuring text written by Kikuyotei Roko (Kikubatei Toko; dates unknown) describing the story of the hero Toki Daishiro's battle with a vajra warrior (Buddhist guardian statue) that has come to life, depicted by Yoshitoshi with a host of skeletal ghosts in the background.

Roger Keyes, Courage and Silence, 1983, p. 358, no. 134.8 Eric van den Ing & Robert Schaap, Beauty and Violence, 1992, no. 10.8 (not illustrated)
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales, 2005, p. 5, no. 14
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession numbers 11.22595, 11.37623, 11.37638, 11.39833

(inv. no. C-3245)

price: $2,200


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