Tengu

(天狗)

Publisher: Echizen-ya HeizaburŰ

c. 1842

 

Tengu are forest-dwelling creatures that are usually portrayed either as human-like with wings and long noses or bird-like.In this series of comic prints the tengu appear human, except for their long noses.The series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chŻban.Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as Űban.

Title: The Blessing of the Gods for the Tengu (Tengu no gorishŰ, 天狗のこり生)

 

Title: Tengu Deliverymen (Tengu no karuko, 天狗のかるこ)

Title: Tengu in the rain (Tengu no yŻdachi)

 

Title: Tengu with lanterns (Tengu no hanaka mairi)

 

Title: Tengu on the Road at Night (Yorumichi tengu, 夜道天狗)

Title: Tengu Coming and Going on the Street (Tengu no Űrai, 天狗のおふらい)

Title: Tengu as the great warrior Benkei (Tengu musha hanatekobŰ)

 

Title: Tengu fishing (Tengu no tsurishi)

Title: Tengu practicing asceticism (Tengu no shugyŰsha)

 

Title: Tengu in a bathhouse (Tengu no sentŰ)

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