Japanese Woodblock Prints

Gyoja Busho aka The Hairy Priest


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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Title: Gyoja Busho Nickname:The Hairy Priest, The Tiger Butcher
Position: within the 108 stars: #14 The Wounded Star amidst the stars of Heaven
Series: The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden All Told
Circa: Late 1827 – 1830
Size: Oban 10.5″ x 15″

Condition: Excellent Condition. Good Color. RARE!

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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. The adventures of Gyoja Busho gave rise to many popular stories in China. Busho’s most impressive adventure was his victory over a most dangerous tiger. The villagers see him as a valiant hero and the magistrate award the tiger killer with a high military rank.

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