Posted by Horst Graebner (184.108.40.206) on April 26, 2011 at 20:14:17:
In Reply to: Amaterasu print posted by Horst Graebner on April 18, 2011 at 21:32:03:
I showed the print to a Japanese. She ment it’s a New Year’s print (year of the tiger) and could be wishing a couple to be blessed with children. And she also read the right line of the signature as “ga Fujiya–tei“ (画ふじウ亭), the left line is unreadable.
Some hints: top right a phoenix and a dragon is depicted. For this pair I found “(The poenix) often paired with the dragon, for the two represent both conflict and wedded bliss.“
Top left a demon surrounded by three dancing Raksa.
The firing warrior is dressed in black, just right of him are a tortoise and a snake, maybe all three together representing the “Black Warrior“ (Bishamonten). The second warrior is sitting on a barrel of Sake, which was served to gods as offering to solicit rich harvests the following year.
But I assume the iconography and the author of the print remain unrevealed.
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