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One day, a handsome visiting priest named Anchin fell in love with the beautiful Kiyo-hime, but after a time he overcame his passion and refrained from further meetings. Kiyohime became furious at the sudden change of heart and pursued him in rage. Anchin and Kiyo-hime met at the edge of the Hidaka River, where the priest asked a boatman to help him to cross the river, but told him not to let her cross with his boat. When Kiyo-hime saw that Anchin was escaping her, she jumped into the river and started to swim after him. While swimming in the torrent of the Hidaka river, she transformed into a large serpent or dragon because of her rage.

Series: setsu gekka (Snow, Moon, Flower)
Signature: Yōshū Chikanobu hitsu with Toshidama seal
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro, Seal Name: Marutetsu

Date: 1885

Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Size Ôban

Inventory No. E395
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