Japanese Triptych Woodblock Print of the Hunt - Illustration

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Japanese Triptych Woodblock Print of the Hunt royalty-free stock vector art
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Stock illustration ID:185240614
Upload date:October 16, 2013

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'A wonderful tryptic created by the master woodblock printer Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1797-1861 illustrating the monster hunt story, the hunt is called Nue Taiji, Yorimasaaas retainer, Hayata Tadazumi, despatching the Nue with his sword amongst thunder and lightning. The Nue ( a composite beast, as big as a house with monkeyaas head, back of badger, claws of tiger, scales of dragon and tail of snake ) was shot by the skilled archer Yorimasa on the roof of the Shishinden Palace. One of the finest designs from Honcho Suikoden goyu happyakunin no hitori, aEight Hundred Heroes of our Countryaas Suikoden, One by One.aA Robinson S4.6. Published by Kagaya Kichiyemon, c. 1830. There is a similar creature in Greek mythology called a Chimera.This print forms part of my own personal collection.'
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