Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Title: Shoriko Kaei Nickname:The Magic Warrior
Position: within the 108 stars: #9 The Heroic 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. Slight Soiling in bottom cream color. 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. Kaei as a new member of the Ryosanpaku gang wants to exhibit his great skill as an archer and shoots down a wild goose in the sky. Kuniyoshi’s print shows Kaei as the successful archer with the center goose pierced with and arrow. The manner in which Kaei holds his bow is unusual with the string of the bow on the left side of his left arm making it extremely difficult to shoot an arrow with his right hand.
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