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Diptych, color woodblock prints
Overall: 37.8 x 26.4 cm (14 7/8 x 10 3/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1160.b
In this image, otsu-e folk heroes have seemingly come to life, leaving their shadowy figures in the paintings in front of the artist. Included among them are a demon (oni), a monkey, the wisteria maiden, and the bald, tall-headed God of Longevity, Fukurokuju. Ukiyo Matahei, also known as Iwasa Matabei, was a famous printmaker who is also thought to have been a painter of otsu-e.
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