Thursday, April 17, 2008

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861, Japan

Mitsukuni defying the skeleton spectre invoked by princess Takiyasha

See more works in this Visipix collection.

Raiko tormented by the earth spider

Tametomo rescued from the sea-monster by tengu

Hanagami Danjo no jo Arakage fighting a giant salamander..

Kintaro And The Giant Spider

Oki no Jiro Hiroari killing a monstrous tengu

The poet Dainagon sees an apparition

Takagi Toranosuke capturing a kappa underwater in the Tamura river


Anonymous said...

I like Kintaro's expression as he fights the giant spider. If I had to fight a giant spider, I think I'd look like that, too.

Ferrus said...