Help needed with monster print!

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Posted by Geoff Dunn on July 14, 2003 at 23:38:00:

Dear visitors,

I am trying to track down the iconography of a mythical Japanese creature and could use your help in determining what it is.

This scanned picture is from Hokusai Manga 8, page 6Left. There are three Shishi, a Baku and a Kirin - what I would like to know is the name of the crouching figure at the top left. I'm pretty sure it's not an Oni (no horns, for one thing) or a Buddhistic Nio. I am at a total loss for what it is.

Could one of you help me out?


Geoff Dunn

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