Sunday, February 26, 2017

Kintaro and the Carp

The Public Domain Review shared this lovely article: Sketches by Yoshitoshi (1882), and the one that caught my attention was this one: KintarĊ Riding the Carp.


Kintaro is one of the heroes in the Japan unit in the UnTextbook with stories by Yei Theodora Ozaki. She tells only a short version of the Kintaro cycle, but you can find out more at Wikipedia, including another wonderful picture of the battle with the carp by Utagawa Kuniyoshi:



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