Utagawa KUNIYOSHI (1797/98-1861) Utagawa KUNIYOSHI (1797/98-1861)

Utagawa KUNIYOSHI (1797/98-1861) Utagawa KUNIYOSHI

Kusahara no Ijin and Heyamoto Kusashi

Kusahara no Ijin (right, Parody of Tsukahara Bokuden,1489-1571) and
Heyamoto Kusashi (left, Parody Name of Miyamoto Musashi, 1584-1645,
meaning smelly person Kusashi)
Carricature of the two most famous Swordsman in Japan.

According to a fictional story, young Miyamoto Musashi challenged Bokuden
to a duel during a meal. When Musashi attacked, Bokuden parried his blade
with the lid of a stovetop he used as a shield.

Series: He no yōnadōke no he-zukushi (Similarities of the fart in a series
of comic farts)
Signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Nomura-ya Tokubei
Cencor’s Seal and Seal of Date: Nanushi-Siegel Fu (Fukatsu Ihei), ca. 1845
Condition: colors faded, restored wormholes, thin backing

Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Size: Chuban

Inventory No. I188
All artworks are sold as seen on the picture.

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