The village of the Shi clan on a moonlit night (Shikason tsukiyo)

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Shi Jin, a fictitious martial arts instructor from the Chinese novel Shui hu Zhuan (The Water Margin), became an outlaw-hero when bandits attacked his village. He first captured them, but after hearing their story about corruption and suppression, joined them and fled to the marsh lands of the book title. Shi Jin’s nickname Kumonryu (the nine dragoned) reflects his spectacular tattoo pattern. (printed November 1885)


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