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Kido Maru Learning Magic from the Tengu (1840) - Framed & Mounted Print

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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 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the “chuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

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

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    Ready-to-Hang and Made to Last

    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

    Kido Maru sits cross-legged on the head of a giant python, hands clasped and holding two wrapped pine-sprigs in his mouth. 

    He has driven a dagger into the head of the serpent, and smaller snakes writhe around the embedded blade, while surrounding tengu watch. (Half-raven, half-human creatures. In Shinto, tengu are considered supernatural beings, and in Buddhism, they were known as disruptive demons and harbingers of war.)

    Kido Maru himself is known as both a robber and a magician. The instruction that he receives here from the tengu is a sort of mystical experience of accepting and transcending himself - through which he unleashes a formidable power.

    The symmetrical composition and ritual hand gesture are reminiscent of a tantric Buddhist painting.

    Kuniyoshi was probably been inspired by a scene in an illustrated novel of 1805 by Bakin, in which Yasuuke Hakamadare and Kido Maru engage in a competition of magical powers in a cave on Mount Seki. Kido Maru conjures up a poisonous serpent, whereas Yasuuke produces an eagle.

    The head of the giant python is almost as compelling as the face of Kido Maru, and it's glowing red eyes are mirrored in Kido Maru's above.

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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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