KOUN ( ) Yama Uba (and Kintaro) Pictures of dancing figures.

Description: KOUN ( )
Yama Uba (and Kintaro)

Series: Odori sugata e. Pictures of dancing figures.
Signature: Koun
Artist's seal: Koun
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Date: Meiji 32; December, 1889
Format: vertical oban

Yama Uba is the generic name of a mountain witch, half-woman, half-spirit, sometimes described as child-eating goblins, but more often friendly to man. Kintaro's mother, Yanma Uba, has a prominent place in legend and in Noh dances. - from Henri Joly's Legend in Japanese Art

Condition very good: minor rubs to margins. Impression and color fine.
  • Number: 1650120 (6498.01)

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