Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1798-1861). <em>Sakata Kaidōmaru</em>, 1835. Color woodblock print on paper, 15 x 10 5/16 in. (38.1 x 26.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley L. Wallace, 1999.139.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.139.1_IMLS_PS3.jpg)

Sakata Kaidōmaru

Artist:Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Medium: Color woodblock print on paper

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Dimensions: 15 x 10 5/16 in. (38.1 x 26.2 cm)



Accession Number: 1999.139.1

Image: 1999.139.1_IMLS_PS3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This print depicts the famous legend of a young demon, Oniwakamaru (aka Sakata Kaidomaru, aka Kintaro, aka Golden Boy), fighting with a Giant Carp, which swallowed his mother. Oniwakamaru's mother gave birth to him after a mysterious dream that she would miraculously conceive a child in her old age. The title of the print is located on the upper left, and the artist's signature appears under the title, and the legend about Oniwakamaru is written in an extended text on the lower left. The artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), is one of the Utagawa school's ukiyo-e artists, who portrayed old stories and legends as most of his themes. Ōban.

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