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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Iwan Hanshio V and Onse Kikugoro V as Mikuniya Kojoro and Tamaya Shimbei
Date Made:ca. 1830-1840
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock
Measurements:sheet: 14 1/2 in x 20 1/4 in; 36.8 cm x 51.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.24.a,b
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
1998-24-a,b.jpg

Description:
oban diptych, publisher: Kawaguchiya Shoro. The creature in the coulds is Tamamo No Mae, a fox who transformed itself into a beautiful woman in India, China, and finally Japan, to bewitch their rulers. Her nature was revealed in her last incarnation in the Heran court, and she changed back into a fox again.

Tags:
actors; couples; umbrellas; women; men; figures; standing; clouds; demons; kimonos; botanical illustration

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