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Antique Japanese Otsu-e Otsu painting circa 19/20th C.

Antique Japanese Otsu-e Otsu painting circa 19/20th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1174934

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O-tsu-e or Otsu paintings is Japanese folk art named after the town of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture. The piece is depicted the Benkei, who was a Japanese worrier monk and commonly represented as a man of great strength and loyalty, lifting a fuge hanging bell from a Buddhist temple. His image of raising a giant bell by hand was a particularly popular subject among people during Edo period.

The piece is in reasonable condition with some creases, marks and loss of pigments present due to age.

Painting: 9 1/2”x 23 5/8” (24.0cm x 60.0cm)