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Japanese Silk Painting Shoki the Demon Slayer, 19th C

Japanese Silk Painting Shoki the Demon Slayer, 19th C


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1237972

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Ink on silk painting of Kanu Tannyu's "Portrait of Shoki". Riding a shi-shi lion Shoki was know as the Demon Slayer. Shoki was the spirit of the physician Shôki who was, according to Japanese folklore, able to scare away demons and ward off evil spirits. Signed "Hoin", this is an extremely well rendered painting exhibiting fine detailing that was achieved by using a single hair. In excellent condition, the painting measures 16" long by 8.5" high. Photos do this painting justice, you will not be disappointed. Dates 1885.