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Abura Bozu yami yo no kuro zome

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Description One dark and stormy night, the Heian warrior Taira Tadamori saw a strange glowing form flitting from tree to tree on the grounds of a temple in Kyoto. Thinking he would capture a ghost, Tadamori removed his sandals and crept closer, only to discover an old priest replenishing the temple lanterns with a pot of oil. The priest's crude straw rain hat had deceived the warrior.
Provenance Robert S. Shaull [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On print: Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990

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1888 (Meiji)
mulberry paper, pigments, mica
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