- Museum number
- Series: Oeyama monogatari zue (The Tale of Oeyama)
Woodblock print with hand-colouring. Final sheet of set of twelve. Reward scene from legend of demon Shuten Doji and hero Yorimitsu: Yorimitsu presenting head of Shuten Doji to Emperor and receiving his official commendation. Inscribed and marked.
- Production date
- 1680 (circa)
Height: 27.40 centimetres
Width: 36.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The final, 12th scene in the set where Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) is rewarded by the court for having slain the drunken monster of Mt. Oe. Moronobu drew many historical and literary subjects in addition to contemporary urban themes. (Label copy, TTC, 1998)
This is the final sheet of a set of twelve recounting the legend of the subjugation of the flesh-eating demon called the Shuten Doji by the hero Yorimitsu. With his companions Yorimitsu made the demon drunk, cut off his head, released his female captives, and returned in triumph to Kyoto, where he presented the head to the Emperor. In this scene he is receiving his official commendation. Oeyama was the name of the Shuten Doji's mountain lair, which gave its name to the story. The attribution to Moronobu is a tentative one.
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Tale of Oeyama
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