Yoshikazu (act. 1850-60s)
Minamoto no Yorimitsu, also known as Raiko, and his Loyal Retainers Killing the Giant Earth Spider, 1858
14.12 x 28.50 in (35.86 x 72.39 cm)
Publisher: Maru-ya Jinpachi Fine impression, color and condition. Lightly backed The Earth Spider or Tsuchigomo is a famous Japanese folklore (yokai) legend. Raiko and his men battle the Tsuchigomo finally cutting off the fierce creatures head, releasing the thousands of its victims from its stomach.