Re: Looking for Kintaro (Kintoki)

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Posted by Lester M. Levy on June 12, 2002 at 00:06:10:

In Reply to: Looking for Kintaro (Kintoki) posted by Ken Crouch on June 10, 2002 at 23:12:31:

Yoshitoshi's "100 Aspects of the Moon" number 87 in
Stevenson's Book shows Kintoki watching in glee as
a monkey and a rabbit wrestle near a mountain.

Stevenson's essay gives some other examples of
Kintoki. In addition to the names Kintoki and
Kentaro, another used for this retainer of Raiko is Kwaido Maru. Robinson in "The Warrior Prints"
lists and describes many of Kuniyoshi's works.

: I've been searching for a print (ukiyo-e) of Kintaro, the Japanese boy of legend. I've seen many Utamaro prints of Kintaro as a young boy with his mother, Yama-uba. They are nice, but what I want is a print of him pracicing Sumo with Momotaro or with woodland animals. I especially like one I've seen of Kintaro on the back of a bear. After several shopping trips to Japan, and watching the auction sites, I fear this is turning into a life-long quest. Any ideas for where I can find an original or reproduction of Kintaro practicing Sumo?
: Thank you for your help.

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