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Antique Japanese Original Painting of Hachikatsugi Hime

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1252792
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Original antique painting by artist "Old Tosa" of a late scene from the Japanese fable "Hachikatsugi Hime" or "The Princess with the Magic Bowl". The tale tells of a princess, daughter of a Samurai warrior, whose mother placed a wooden bowl upon her head before passing away. She could not remove the bowl and faced ridicule from the local children. She ran away from home and eventually found love and acceptance. This painting depicts a later scene in which the princess meets the prince and they fall in love. dated 1760 A.D. ( Size: (artwork only) 11.5" height, 8.75" width (frame included) 15.5" height, 12.25" width