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Kuniyoshi

Ama Recovering the Jewel from the Dragon Palace (1853)

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12โ€x18โ€ (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the โ€œchubanโ€ size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

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    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

    All of our prints are made to last, with fade-resistant colors and materials. See how they arrive in the unboxing videos below.

  • About the Art

    In this spectacular triptych, Kuniyoshi captures the dramatic core of the legend of Princess Tamatori and the sacred pearl.

    The Chinese Tang emperor presented a sacred pearl as a gift to his Japanese father-in-law, Fujiwara no Kamatari. However, a powerful storm sank the ship carrying the offering to Japan, and the jewel sank to the depths of the Chines sea, finding a new home in the court of the Dragon King.

    In hope of retrieving the lost pearl, Kamatari's son Fuhito marries the young female pearl diver (ama) Tamamo. She dives deep into the sea and recovers the precious jewel, but does not escape the attention of the Dragon King and his attendants.

    The Dragon King and hordes of monstrous, sword-wielding sea creatures give chase. As she fears capture, Tamamo cuts open her breast and hides the jewel inside.

    She makes it back to shore and delivers the pearl to Japan, but dies of her wounds.

    In this print, we see the moment when Tamamo decides to make her ultimate sacrifice. As the hordes of the Dragon King close in, she raises a long knife above her head and clutches the sacred pearl to her breast, a look of determination upon her face.

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    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.


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