Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi at Japan Society
The artist's vivid scenes from history and legend, wildly popular 150 years ago, are a major influence on today's manga and anime artists. More than 130 works depict giant spiders and skeletons; women warriors; haggard ghosts; and desperate samurai combat.
Through June 13th at the Japan Society, New York.
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Chinese Warrior Zhang Shun Smashes a Water Gate, 1827-30. Color woodblock print, 14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. American Friends of the British Museum (The Arthur Miller Collection) 10043. Photo copyright Trustees of the British Museum