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Shoki, "The Demon Queller", The ghost protector of Emperor Ming Hwang beats a trouble-some oni(ghost). A popular subject in Japanese folklore, Shoki, is commonly depicted in Chinese military garb, with the characteristic Chinese hat, a billowing robe and streamers, and a large double-edged long sword. One of three "Shoki" designs by Kuniyoshi. 

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi

Date: 1850 c.

Publisher: Kinshodo

Format: Oban, woodblock printed 


14 3/4'' x 10 1/4''


Fine condition, impression, and color. Rare, the background is printed to imitate creped paper, likely a first-edition printing technique. 







Kuniyoshi - Shoki, The Demon Queller