Utagawa Kuniyoshi: Tsuchiyama - Robyn Buntin of Honolulu

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Title: Tsuchiyama

Date: 1845-46

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Source: Robyn Buntin of Honolulu
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From the series Fifty-three Parallels for the Tokaido Road, which fluctuate between straightforward historical illustration and local legends and customs. Here Tamura Shogun (namely, Sakanoye Tamura-maro), directed by the bodhisattva Kannon in the form of a woman, about to kill the demon-deity of Mount Suzuka. In legend this incident took place during a punitive expedition against the rebel Abe no Takamaru.

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