Princess Takiyasha; Utagawa Kuniyoshi Greetings Card

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card based on Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre (1845-6).

This card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The card is printed in the UK and includes an envelope. The inside of the card is blank for your message, and the card and envelope are sealed with a removable paper sticker, avoiding the need for excess plastic packaging.

The card is based on a 19th century woodblock print which shows the sorceress Princess Takiyasha-hime summoning a gashadokuro (giant skeleton) to defeat the samurai Oya no Taro Mitsukuni. Kuniyoshi’s characters are linked to historical charaters and oral tradition; the daughter of the rebel Samurai Taira no Masakado was believed to have learned sorcery after her father was killed for leading an unsuccessful uprising against the emperor in 939, and summoned the giant to destroy the Samurai hunting her, however was ultimately killed by Mitsukini.

A beautiful card celebrating the power of Japanese art and storytelling.

  • Product Code: CMCS74360
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H10 x L21cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card based on Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre (1845-6).

This card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The card is printed in the UK and includes an envelope. The inside of the card is blank for your message, and the card and envelope are sealed with a removable paper sticker, avoiding the need for excess plastic packaging.

The card is based on a 19th century woodblock print which shows the sorceress Princess Takiyasha-hime summoning a gashadokuro (giant skeleton) to defeat the samurai Oya no Taro Mitsukuni. Kuniyoshi’s characters are linked to historical charaters and oral tradition; the daughter of the rebel Samurai Taira no Masakado was believed to have learned sorcery after her father was killed for leading an unsuccessful uprising against the emperor in 939, and summoned the giant to destroy the Samurai hunting her, however was ultimately killed by Mitsukini.

A beautiful card celebrating the power of Japanese art and storytelling.

  • Product Code: CMCS74360
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H10 x L21cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg
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