Utagawa Kuniyoshi One of the 108 Heroes of the popular Water Margin

Rori Hakucho Chojun

The Ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique kind of Japanese paper) handmade by Ichibei Iwano, a living national treasure. This makes the vivid colors and the soft, warm textures of woodcut prints come to life.

Many of the heroes have elaborate and colorful tattoos on their bodies, and Chojun featured in this piece has a particularly impressive tattoo of a large snake. The entire piece is filled with a fierce tension, which is exquisitely balanced with the beauty of the intricately crafted decorations. Nicknamed “Suimonyaburi (Chō-jun breaking the watergates),” this work is known as a masterpiece of Kuniyoshi’s musha-e (ukiyo-e depicting warriors).

Price 13,000yen(Excluding Tax)

Print Size (cm)38.5 × 26.2 cm
PaperEchizen Kizuki Hosho Washimade by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
ExplanationJapanese and English
Delivery timeWe will ship the order within 7 business days under normal circumstances.
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