An iron cauldron in the moonlit night (Tsukiyo no kama)

An iron cauldron in the moonlit night (Tsukiyo no kama)

Two scoundrels, Kofuna no Gengo and Koshi Hanzo, try to break and steal a huge iron kettle at full moon. Not very bright. The design reminds us of some of the Hokusai manga. It is in fact in the style known as Toba-e, named after the famous scrolls with caricatures of animals and people in the Kozan temple near Kyoto, attributed to abbot Toba (1053-1140), a Heian nobleman born as Kakuyu. (printed February 1886)

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