Author: Yoshitoshi, Mori
Place Published: [n.p.]
Date Published: 1968
Color woodblock print on Japanese paper. 70x51.5 cm (27½x20"). No. 57 of 60 copies.
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist in the bottom margin.
Mori Yoshitoshi was a 20th-century Japanese printmaker and folk artist. Born on October 31, 1898 in Tokyo, Japan, Mori's work is most closely related with the Japanese style of kappazuristencil printing, which he employed to create a staggering number of works on paper throughout his prolific career. Mori's subject matter almost exclusively consisted of traditional Japanese subject matter, such as folklore and Kabuki theater, and was notable for his liberal use of color.