Re: History


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Posted by Luque (80.118.208.4) on August 17, 2013 at 08:48:13:

In Reply to: History posted by Art Bremer on August 17, 2013 at 05:37:38:

Hello,

the woodblock represent the Princess Otomo Wakana (a famous magicien) holding a scroll for a magic competition. The scroll is certainly inscribed with the spells of spider magic (her familiar, a giant spider).
see for instance:
http://ukiyo-e.org/image/artelino/35343g1

for another representation of the magician.

regards

jgl





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