Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori (犬田小文吾悌須) from the series
The Eight Dog Heroes of the Master Author Old Kyokutei Bakin
(Kyokutei-ō seicho Hakkenshi zui-ichi - 曲亭翁精著八犬士随一)

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Dates: circa 1835,created
Dimensions: 9.625 in,14.375 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Artist's seal: Toshidama (in red)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yōhachi
(Marks 391 - seal 16-083)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; British Museum; National Museums of Scotland;

Physical description:

Inuta Kobungo was a former sumo wrestler. You can see it in his stance and body build.


Andreas Marks gives the dates of ca. 1836-38 for this series.