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Songoku, Monkey King and Jeweled Hare by the moon - Tsukioka  Yoshitoshi prints

Songoku, Monkey King and Jeweled Hare by the moon

By Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Songoku, Monkey King and Jeweled Hare by the moon - Tsukioka  Yoshitoshi print

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
1889

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Reference: Stevenson no. 73.

Date: 1889

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e

Edition size: Early Lifetime Impression

Sheet size: 36,4 x 24,3 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: poa

Description:

Fine impression, brilliant colour, pristine condition, retains original Japanese album backing.

The immortal monkey Sun Wukong, known as Songoku in Japanese, accompanied the priest Tripitaka on a journey from China to India in the seventh century to collect scriptures, and became popular through the Chinese novel Journey to the West. He gained immortality by breaking into the heavenly garden and consuming the peaches of longevity. Here, his companion is the Rabbit in the Moon, also known as the Jade Rabbit, often associated with mixing the drugs for the elixir of life. Songoku fearlessly holds a magic, gold tipped staff, his favorite weapon.

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