Japanese Woodblock Prints

Kojoso Jisen aka flee and drum

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Title: Koloso Jisen Nickname:Flea on a Drum
Position: within the 108 stars: #71 The Thieving Star amidst the stars of Earth
Series: The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden All Told
Circa: 1830
Size: Oban 10″ x 14.5″

Condition: some pin-hole worm-age, slight trimming to left edge, otherwise good impression, color and condition. Rare!

Comments: Kuniyoshi’s Heroes of Suikoden series is one of the most outstanding series ever created by this artist. The Chinese epic “108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden All Told” is illustrated by Kuniyoshi where he depicts 75 of the 108 Chinese Heroes. Kojoso Jisen is idle their. He pillages graves and steals dogs and fowl. He has the ability to jump from ground to rooftop. In this scene Kojoso climbs to a tree top and waits for a chance to steal the iron smith Jonei’s suit of armor.

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