Kawanabe KYOSAI (1831-1889)

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Kyosai designed two sets of these extremely rare prints showing shadow lanterns. These popular toys threw moving images, the rotating fans activated by candles which also gave the illumination. Shows figures and demons cavorting. The series title variously translated as Silhouettes of Pandemonium and Silhouettes: A Hundred Night Demons. Puiblished by Yamamura Kinzo 5/1867. I can find no other illustration of this design.

Very good impression. Two repaired tears, otherwise good condition and colour. Kyosai seal.

Status: Sold

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