Bravery Matched with the Twelve (Zodiac) Signs: Rooster and Kaidomaru

Maker(s)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川国芳 (1797-1861)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1840
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 36.6 x 12.5 cm (14 7/16 x 4 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
The Anne van Biema Collection
Collection
Anne van Biema collection
Accession Number
S2004.3.168.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Anne van Biema collection, child, Eastern zodiac, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, rooster, ukiyo-e, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004

Label

The boy hero Kaidomaru, who is also known as Kintoki, watches over a match between a cock and a tengu (mountain goblin). Tengu had the power to transform themselves into guises such as Buddhist monks, which allowed them to mislead the faithful. Here the tengu is dressed in clothing as it approaches the rooster in the foreground.

Published References
  • Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 89, p. 214-15, 234-5.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum