JAPANESE PRINTS

A MILLION QUESTIONS

TWO MILLION MYSTERIES

 

Ukiyo-e Prints

浮世絵版画

Port Townsend, Washington

 

 

TOYOHARA KUNICHIKA

 
 

国周

 
 

とよはらくにちか

 
 

1835-1900

 
 

Two panels of a diptych

 
 

Subject:

Demon woman reflected in mirror

 
 

Signed: Kunichika hitsu

 
 

Artist's seal: Toshidama

 
 

Carver's seal: Hori Chō

 
 

Publisher: Tsunoi

 
 

津伊

 
 

つのい

 
 

Date: 1869

 
 

SOLD!

 

 

 

 

AT LAST WE KNOW...

 

After searching for several years we have finally found out what the missing left panel of this triptych looks like.

We knew it had to be there because the prominent deep yellow-green sleeve on the far left above had to have

been attached to someone. Otherwise it wouldn't have been there.

See below for the proof.

 

 

THE MAGIC OF THE MIRROR

 

“The Bodhisattva [Manjuśri] then drew from his sleeve a magic mirror that showed demons in their true form.”

This is a quote from Monkey by Wu Ch’êng-ên, translated by Arthur Waley, p. 208.

 

 

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