Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)


Now on Show at Okuyama, Asakusa: Lifelike Dolls of
Foreign Strangers and the Maruyama Courtesans

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Dates: 1855
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Kamaya Kihei (Marks 201 - seal 11-024)
Censor seal: aratame
Date seal: 5/1855

Related links: The Kuniyoshi Project; Manggha Centre of Japanese Prints and Technology, Krakow - a variant diptych;

Physical description:

Men From the Land of the Long Arms and Legs, the right hand sheet of a diptych stands on its own as a great and inventive design.

The figure with the long arms is Tenaga (てなが) and the one with long legs is Ashinaga (あしなが).


This print was also published by Izutaya Shokichi. The carver was probably Hori Shōji. His seal shows up in the print that forms a diptych with this one.