Original woodblock print - Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) - Takeda killing an old badger - From the series "New forms of thirty-six ghosts" - 1902
This is the story of Takeda Katsuchio attacking the wooden horse where he had stored his saddle. The horse had been taken over by the spirit of a badger and recognizing the deception, Takeda killed the animal. A dramatic scene with the wooden horse tipping backward, the blankets, reins and fringe fluttering as Takeda swings his sword. The badger tumbles to the ground at right, its mouth open in a howl of pain.
The series 'New forms of thirty-six ghosts' was published in two editions, this print is from the second edition of 1902 by publisher Matsuki Heikichi
Good condition, margins slightly trimmed
- Original woodblock print
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
- Title of artwork
- Takeda killing an old badger - From the series "New forms of thirty-six ghosts"
- Good condition, see description
- 35×23.5×0.01 cm