Shōki, the Demon–Queller

Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper (beni-e) | 68.6cm | Early 18th century

Okumura Masanobu

Shōki was generally depicted, based on the iconography, killing a small demon. However, in the Japanese popular cult that reveres him as guardian deity, he was also rendered standing alone in a more iconic mode.

In this unusually large print, Masano...
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