C1884

Setsugekko; Hizen, Saga hana, okuniwa kaibyo. (caused by the monster cat of Saga. (Hizen, Flowers of Saga, Cat Monster of the Inner Garden).

Artist:

Toyohara (Yoshu - hikano)

Based on the Kabuki play where Lord Nabeshima Naoshige (1538-1618), the military governor of Hizen Province is seen threatening the mother of Ryuzoji Matahichiro in the inner garden of Saga Castle. Nabeshima Naoshige takes over Saga castle by brutally slaughtering … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Setsugekko; Hizen, Saga hana, okuniwa kaibyo. (caused by the monster cat of Saga. (Hizen, Flowers of Saga, Cat Monster of the Inner Garden).

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Toyohara (Yoshu - hikano)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

AUTHENTICITY
Setsugekko; Hizen, Saga hana, okuniwa kaibyo. (caused by the monster cat of Saga. (Hizen, Flowers of Saga, Cat Monster of the Inner Garden). - Antique Print from 1884

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dated:

1884

Description:

Based on the Kabuki play where Lord Nabeshima Naoshige (1538-1618), the military governor of Hizen Province is seen threatening the mother of Ryuzoji Matahichiro in the inner garden of Saga Castle. Nabeshima Naoshige takes over Saga castle by brutally slaughtering the entire Ryuzoji family, including the pet cat named Tama (shown in the inset) which licks up the blood and assumes supernatural powers. The ghost of Tama then becomes a vengeful spirit, seeking a terrible retribution for the deaths of his owners. Inset: Tama, the Ryuzoji cat, that became a monster to avenge the family’s misfortunes. From the series Setsugekka. ‘Snow, Moon, Flowers’.

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