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Mongaku and Fudo Myoo, by Utagawa Kunisada

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An image of Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Mongaku and Ichikawa Danjûrô V (top) as Fudô Myôô. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864). Colour print from woodblocks with metallic pigments and blind embossing (karazuri). Shikishiban format surimono, vertical diptych. Signed: Ôkô Kunisada ga. Poet: Umenoya. circa 1832. The thirteenth-century chronicle Tales of the Heike (Heike monogatari) tells how the monk Mongaku recited prayers at the base of Nachi waterfall in mid-winter to atone for the unintentional murder of the woman he loved. After a week he lost consciousness until he was revived by the Buddhist deity Fudô Myôô and his child attendants Kongara and Seitaka.

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Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Mongaku and Ichikawa Danjûrô V (top) as Fudô Myôô. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864). Colour print from woodblocks with metallic pigments and blind embossing (karazuri). Shikishiban format surimono, vertical diptych. Signed: Ôkô Kunisada ga. Poet: Umenoya. circa 1832. The thirteenth-century chronicle Tales of the Heike (Heike monogatari) tells how the monk Mongaku recited prayers at the base of Nachi waterfall in mid-winter to atone for the unintentional murder of the woman he loved. After a week he lost consciousness until he was revived by the Buddhist deity Fudô Myôô and his child attendants Kongara and Seitaka.

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  • Accession Number: P.507-1937
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 454 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 171.66kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1
  • Captured: 2013:08:16 11:46:52

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