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Ebisu sprinkling black beans (恵比寿大黒豆撒), ink on paper. (all artworks are sold without the "Calliope's Bucket" stamp)

Ebisu sprinkling black beans (恵比寿大黒豆撒), ink on paper. (all artworks are sold without the "Calliope's Bucket" stamp)

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  • Material: Acid Free Fine Art Paper
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(all artworks are sold without the "Calliope's Bucket" stamp)

Kawanabe Kyōsai (河鍋 暁斎, May 18, 1831 – April 26, 1889) was in the words of a critic, "an individualist and an independent, perhaps the last virtuoso in traditional Japanese painting".
Living through the transition from the Edo period to the Meiji period, Kyōsai witnessed Japan transform from a feudal country into a modern state. Born at Koga, he was the son of a samurai. After working for a short time as a boy with Utagawa Kuniyoshi, he received his artistic training in the Kanō school, but soon abandoned formal traditions for the greater freedom of the popular school. During the political ferment which produced and followed the revolution of 1867, Kyōsai attained a reputation as a caricaturist. His very long painting on makimono "The battle of the farts" may be seen as a caricature of this ferment. He was arrested three times and imprisoned by the authorities of the shogunate. Soon after the assumption of effective power by the Emperor, a great congress of painters and men of letters was held at which Kyōsai was present. He again expressed his opinion of the new movement in a caricature, which had a great popular success, but also brought him into the hands of the police this time of the opposite party. In addition to his caricatures, Kyōsai painted a large number of pictures and sketches, often choosing subjects from Japanese folklore, Nô drama, nature and religion.

Ebisu sprinkling black beans - 恵比寿大黒豆撒

The Lucky God Ebisu throws soybeans at demons during the Setsubun festival. This festival is celebrated all over Japan in connection with the New Year and the beginning of Spring on February 3rd. Roasted soybeans (called "fortune beans" (福豆 fuku mame)) are thrown either out the door or at a member of the family wearing an Oni (demon or ogre) mask, while the people say "Demons out! Luck in!" (鬼は外! 福は内! Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!) and slam the door. The spirit world comes close to the physical world on New Year's Eve, and special precautions must be taken, they are even more efficacious when performed by a Lucky God. .


Approximate image sizes:

9" x 13" fine art paper - image size 10.5" x 6.6"
11" x 14" fine art paper - image size 12.5" x 7.8"
13" x 19" fine art paper - image size 15.5" x 9.7"
(all artworks are sold without the "Calliope's Bucket" stamp)

Kawanabe Kyōsai (河鍋 暁斎, May 18, 1831 – April 26, 1889) was in the words of a critic, "an individualist and an independent, perhaps the last virtuoso in traditional Japanese painting".
Living through the transition from the Edo period to the Meiji period, Kyōsai witnessed Japan transform from a feudal country into a modern state. Born at Koga, he was the son of a samurai. After working for a short time as a boy with Utagawa Kuniyoshi, he received his artistic training in the Kanō school, but soon abandoned formal traditions for the greater freedom of the popular school. During the political ferment which produced and followed the revolution of 1867, Kyōsai attained a reputation as a caricaturist. His very long painting on makimono "The battle of the farts" may be seen as a caricature of this ferment. He was arrested three times and imprisoned by the authorities of the shogunate. Soon after the assumption of effective power by the Emperor, a great congress of painters and men of letters was held at which Kyōsai was present. He again expressed his opinion of the new movement in a caricature, which had a great popular success, but also brought him into the hands of the police this time of the opposite party. In addition to his caricatures, Kyōsai painted a large number of pictures and sketches, often choosing subjects from Japanese folklore, Nô drama, nature and religion.

Ebisu sprinkling black beans - 恵比寿大黒豆撒

The Lucky God Ebisu throws soybeans at demons during the Setsubun festival. This festival is celebrated all over Japan in connection with the New Year and the beginning of Spring on February 3rd. Roasted soybeans (called "fortune beans" (福豆 fuku mame)) are thrown either out the door or at a member of the family wearing an Oni (demon or ogre) mask, while the people say "Demons out! Luck in!" (鬼は外! 福は内! Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!) and slam the door. The spirit world comes close to the physical world on New Year's Eve, and special precautions must be taken, they are even more efficacious when performed by a Lucky God. .


Approximate image sizes:

9" x 13" fine art paper - image size 10.5" x 6.6"
11" x 14" fine art paper - image size 12.5" x 7.8"
13" x 19" fine art paper - image size 15.5" x 9.7"

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