Omori Hikoshichi tussling with the demon amid rain. This print is in the collection of the British Museum. Curator’s comments : Omori Hikoshichi was a warrior general serving the Ashikaga Shogunate who took the head of Kusunoki Masashige at the battle of Minatogawa in 1336. Hurrying to attend celebrations he met a beautiful young woman struggling along a mountain road. Hikoshichi carried her on his back but as they crossed a stream she turned into an evil demon, the spirit of Masashige trying to recover his heirloom sword Kikusui. The subject was often treated in warrior prints by Ukiyo-e artists and here the dramatic composition taking place in a storm is attributed to Masayoshi, a pupil of Kitao Shigemasa. The inclusion of a horse in the composition is an unusual variant. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our woodblock prints unless stated otherwise. The item “Kitao Masayoshi (1686-1764), Japanese Woodblock Print, Ukiyo-e” is in sale since Sunday, July 8, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “ukiyoeboy” and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, Thailand, Monaco, Chile, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Philippines.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Paper
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original