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Heros, Magic Monsters & Beautiful Women as Seen by Kuniyoshi. AKA: The Prequel to Anime.

In Cool Exhibitions on April 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

One of the most fun stories I’ve ever been asked to write is on the web now. It’s called “Kuniyoshi: Graphic Heros and Magic Monsters.”  Check it out. I think you will like this. http://bit.ly/30XVA

Strong boy Kado-maru wrestles a giant carp under waterfall.

This is a 1837 woodblock of a young strong boy wrestling a giant carp under a waterfall.

If you think that is tame, check out this picture.

Defying the Skeleton Spectre Conjured by a Princess

Defying the Skeleton Spectre

The Kuniyoshi show is running now at the Japan Society, New York City. You’re gonna love this one!

Here’s one more, and then I’ve got to run.  Interview with Nicole Sassarman waiting. (What? You never heard of multi-tasking the centuries?) I bet she would pair prints like this with contemporary decor, like Frank Lloyd Wright did.

The beautiful wife of a warrior spends 100 days praying for his cure, under a waterfall.

The beautiful wife of a warrior spends 100 days praying for his cure, under a waterfall.

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